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Digital Art At Google: Data Poetics June 11 - August 13
- Click here for information & RSVP for artist talks & viewing the exhibition
- Photos from Exhibition & Artist Talks

 

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Videos of Summer 2010 Opening Receptions:

Opening Reception: "Perfect View" by Jack Toolin / C5
Artist Talk: August 26, 6-8pm

Opening Reception: "Water's Wet" by Christina Mamakos & Huang Ruo

Opening Reception: Raphaele Shirley's "0910 Light Shots"

Opening Reception: The Poetics Of Code with John F. Simon, Jr.

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PERFECT VIEW by Jack Toolin
August 5 – September 2, 2010
Artist Talk: August 26, 6-8pm

Perfect View exposes sublime landscapes across the United States creating connections between diverse geographical regions and cultures through the use of new media technology, known as 'geocaching’.

Press Release (PDF)

The Project Room for New Media at Chelsea Art Museum, Home of the Miotte Foundation, is pleased to announce an exhibition of experimental geography created by Jack Toolin/C5. Perfect View is part of the C5 Landscape Initiative, a suite of four projects that address the perception of landscape in light of GPS technology. The Perfect View exhibition will feature six large-scale triptychs, video documentation, expedition artifacts, and the interactive C5 GPS Media Player.

Jack Toolin is an artist whose work spans new media. He been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002 Whitney Biennial); San Francisco Camerawork; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Foxy Production, New York City. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute and an adjunct professor at the Polytechnic Institute at NYU.

Perfect View is a project initiated in a request made to those who participate in the growing activity of ‘geocaching’ (known as ‘geocachers’) to capture the beauty, serenity and sublime quality of selected landscapes around the United States ranging from riverbeds to rocky outcroppings. The process of geocaching includes placing ‘caches’ in hidden locations to record the latitude/longitude coordinates, which are publicized on the web and enabling others to seek out their positions.

The triptychs documenting the sites consist of large-scale photographs, satellite imagery, and computer-generated renderings. These three technologies provide for distinctly different ways of representing topography, which insinuate the viewers experience and interpretation of the landscape. Video documentation presents interviews with three of the ‘geocachers’ who contributed sites to the project – their enthusiasm insights into both the communal aspect of the activity and the rewards of exploration. The C5 GPS Media Player presents some of the expedition routes – in the form of GPS tracklogs – from Perfect View as well as photographic and video documentation associated with them.

Perfect View delves into our increasingly technological methods of exploring, evaluating, and sharing our experience of topography. While ostensibly about landscape imagery, Perfect View addresses parallels between technological and philosophical developments during the Enlightenment and modern technology. Not only does current technology enable multiple, simultaneous representations, it permits peer-to-peer sharing, linking vast geographic regions and cultural differences. Technology is often seen as antithetical to nature, Perfect View represents a respectably large community of users who engage with GPS technology precisely for the fascination of exploring little-known areas in the natural world.

 

Press Release (PDF)

LISA (Leaders In Software in Art) salon in
The Project Room For New Media

SoftwareAndArt.com


Thursday, August 12th at
the Chelsea Art Museum.

RSVP: isabel@draves.org - please bring a fascinating friend!

Strict Timing:

6:00 - 7:00 -- Wine, beer, soft drinks, hors d'oeuvres
7:00 Sharp - 8:00 -- Presentations and discussion
8:00 - 10:00 -- Gather informally nearby to continue the conversation.

Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010

Address: Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W 22nd St. at 11th Ave (West Side
Hwy). Subway to 23rd St. (c/e is closest, 1 train is walkable, fv/rw
are a little far)

Presenters:

- Ursula Endlicher's work resides on the intersection of Internet,
performance and multi-media installation. Her focus lies in analyzing
the social and structural components of the Web while translating its
hidden architectures and languages - such as HTML - into choreography
for performances, into layouts for visualizations, installations or
objects, or into notation for music. http://www.ursenal.net/

- Daniel Beunza obtained his Ph.D. from New York University and taught
in Barcelona and at Columbia Business School in New York City before
joining the London School of Economics as a lecturer in management.
His work examines the ways in which social relations and technology
shape value within Wall Street. As part of the 3-man collaborative
Derivart, he examines concepts like floating, trading, rising, or
crashing, and investigates variables like correlation, volatility, or
liquidity. http://derivart.info

- Benton-C Bainbridge makes movies, installations, and live visual
performances with custom digital, analog and optical systems of his
own design. He has performed in museums worldwide and co-founded
several live video collectives and is known for pioneering VJing on
tours across 5 continents, collaborating with scores of artists around
the world. Currently, Benton-C Bainbridge is making slow motion video
paintings and exhibiting in New York and Buenos Aires.
http://benton-c.com

- Jack Toolin is an artist whose work spans new media installation,
digital imaging, and performance. He works both independently and
collaboratively and has been exhibited nationally and internationally
at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002
Whitney Biennial); San Francisco Camerawork; The Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis, MN; the Museo Nacional de Bellas Arte, Buenos Aires,
Argentina; Foxy Production, New York City, and more.
http://jacktoolin.net

The attached image is by Jack Toolin from the Landscape Initiative.

SEPTEMBER'S salon will be held Tuesday, September 14th at the Diapason
Gallery in Brooklyn. Put it in your calendar!

**Did you get this invitation from a friend? Please reply to me -
whether you can make it or not - so I can add you to the LISA list.
**Do you wish no longer to receive LISA mailing list emails?
Troglodyte! Please reply to me with your penitent request.

See you soon!
Isabel

Guest List: LISA is for scintillating people who make a living
collecting, creating and/or discovering the best new art and/or
software. If you know someone like this, please forward this note to
them or give me their email. This is a private gathering, so please
limit distribution.

Presenters: Would you or someone you know like to present at a future
LISA salon? Contact isabel@draves.org

 

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010

Address: Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W 22nd St. at 11th Ave (West Side
Hwy). Subway to 23rd St. (c/e is closest, 1 train is walkable, fv/rw
are a little far)

Presenters:

- Mark Napier has been commissioned to create net artwork for SFMOMA,
the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim, and more, and is represented by
Bitforms. He combines his training as a painter with 15 years of
expertise as a software developer to create "art interfaces", software
that addresses issues of authority, ownership and territory in the
virtual world. http://potatoland.org, http://marknapier.com

- Paul Amitai is a visual and sound artist whose work has been
presented internationally at venues such as Scope Art Fair (New York),
Art Chicago, and Manchester Exchange Square (UK). He has performed
electronic and improvisational music with the likes of Run-DMC and the
Skatalites; is a curator of film, music, and art for venues like the
Knitting Factory and Eyebeam; and has written about arts and culture
for publications like Signal to Noise and The Onion.
http://paul-amitai.com/.

- Marty St. James is a London-based artist who has concentrated on
performance art, video and
installation art (time based-media) and digital works since the
1980's. He exhibits internationally and his work has been shown,
among other places, in a one-man show at the National Contemporary
Arts Centre in Moscow and alongside alongside major works by Picasso,
Bacon, Warhol, Freud, and Warhol at the National Portrait Gallery in
London. http://martystjames.com,
http://www.theprojectroom.org/martystjames.html

- John F. Simon Jr. has been producing art professionally for nearly
20 years and has seen his work acquired by the Whitney, the
Guggenheim, MoMA, SFMOMA, LACMA, and many others. He has exhibited
internationally and is represented by the Gering and Lopez Gallery.
The main way that he shows his software art is through sculptural wall
hangings with LCD screens he calls "art appliances" which he has made
and sold since 1999. numeral.com.

The attached images are stills from Pam Standing by Mark Napier and
the Invisible Man by Marty St. James.



Pam Standing by Mark Napier



Invisible Man by Marty St. James

August's salon will be held Thursday, August 12th at the Chelsea Art
Museum. Presenters include:

Benton-C Bainbridge - Live visual performances with custom digital systems
Daniel Beunza - Leading expert on financial visualization, director of
Columbia University's Center for Organizational Innovation
Ursula Endlicher - Web Spider weaving physical networks out of virtual links
Jack Toolin - New media, digital imaging, and performance artist

RSVP: isabel@draves.org - please bring a fascinating friend!

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MAY

May 26 at 7 pm
Dante Project Premiere Concert

Shiau-uen Ding, pianist

Miranda Cuckson, violinist



Franz Liszt - Après une Lecture de Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata
Christopher Bailey - To Those Who Would Crush My Will
Michael Ippolito - Liszt It Is

Mario Davidovsky - Duo Capriccioso (with violinist Miranda Cuckson)
Bela Bartok - Sonata No. 2 (with violinist Miranda Cuckson)

The Dante Project was conceived in the fall of 2007, right after I graduated from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Two Californian composers wanted to embark on a joint project with me as a performer. A lengthy discussion ensued, and I eventually consulted one of my mentors, Dr. Joel Hoffman. He suggested a call-and-response for a piece that was significant to me. I immediately thought of Liszt's Dante Sonata ; it was the piece that inspired me during a difficult time and helped me reach a breakthrough in my technique. I commissioned composers to write responses to this piece. This concert includes two of them. "

--Shiau-uen Ding

Shiau-uen Ding has been called a “daredevil” by the New York Times for her performance at Bang on a Can Marathon. A native of Taiwan, she has performed throughout the US, Asia and Europe, and is at home in traditional as well as contemporary music. For her Dante Project, she commissioned up-and-coming young composers to write responses to Franz Liszt’s Après une lecture de Dante, fantasia quasi una sonata, also known as the Dante Sonata.

In addition to the Dante Sonata, this premiere concert of the Dante Project features Christopher Bailey’s To Those Who Would Crush My Will, Keith Kirchoff’s Piano Sonata and Michael Ippolito’s Liszt It Is. In Bailey’s To Those Who Would Crush My Will, bits from the Dante Sonata are re-arranged, transposed and composed into something new. Kirchoff’s Piano Sonata is a set of variations on a theme derived from the Dante Sonata; each of the nine variations is divided into several micro-variations. Ippolito’s Liszt It Is is a collection of different scenes with characteristics from the Dante Sonata; the pianist hums and shouts as Ippolito imagines Liszt in the act of composing.

Shiau-uen Ding is joined by Miranda Cuckson, who has recently been praised as “fiercely gifted” by Time Out NY and as “a brilliant young performer who plays daunting contemporary music with insight, honesty, and temperament” by the New York Times. A native of New York City, she is a member of the Argento Chamber Ensemble, counter)induction, Sequitur, Lost Dog Ensemble, ACME, and her series Transit Circle. Cuckson and Ding will perform Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 as well as Mario Davidovsky’s Duo Capriccioso.




 

Dynamic minimalist laser environment

Raphaele Shirley
0910 Light Shots
May 21 – June 19, 2010

Opening Reception: May 20, 6 – 8pm

Raphaele Shirley, Shooting Stair. Published by Dorfman Projects, 2009 

The Chelsea Art Museum is pleased to present 0910 Light Shots by Raphaele Shirley, a site-specific multi-media artwork for The Project Room for New Media. In this new work Raphaele displays her dexterity in use of diverse mediums and materials such as light, fog, sensors and mirrors by which she carves ephemeral sculptures in time and space, re-evaluating elemental yet elusive aspects of the world around us.  

0910 Light Shots is a continuation of her light based multi-media work such as Jewels of Kvinesdal in Norway (2009) and Shooting Stair (2009) published by Dorfman Projects in NY.  In these recent works Raphaele mingles the spatial clarity and structure of minimalism with the dynamic and virtual qualities of new media and technology.  Using light beams to draw lines and planes in space, she constructs both the visible evidence of basic geometry and the invisible and undefined structures of space into which these exist and extend. The piece created for the Project Room for New Media will be at once a site-specific ephemeral object and an interactive installation; the composition evolving in color and perspective according to the viewer’s position within. The electric presence of this irradiant sculpture takes root in basic physics, creating an arrestingly essential visual space and an environment for contemplation and reflection, whilst underlining primary phenomena intrinsic to our surroundings and exploring principles of perception.   

For information please contact:
nina@chelseaartmuseum.org

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May 6 - June 19

The Project Room for New Media at CAM presents "The Poetics of Code"
John F. Simon, Jr. and Eduardo Kac which is on view throughout
Streaming Museum's network in cyberspace and public space on 7 continents

Reception - May 6, 6 to 8 PM. Meet John F. Simon, Jr. --

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THE LOOK & LISTEN FESTIVAL
Friday, May 7 at 8pm
Sunday, May 9 at 3pm

The Look & Listen Festival is an annual event dedicated to presenting new music in art galleries. The Festival seeks to expand and engage audiences of 20th and 21st music by providing a unique opportunity to simultaneously experience a stimulating visual environment for new music and a vibrant aural context for contemporary visual art. Both artists and audiences enjoy performances by musicians of the highest caliber, who present a range of new music in New York City’s most prestigious art galleries. We are excited to continue to promote and encourage the appreciation of contemporary concert music created by emerging composers.

Friday 05/07 at 8 pm
eighth blackbird: Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez Five Memos: L & L commission, world premiere; Missy Mazzoli Still Life with Avalanche
Jack Quartet: Caleb Burhans Contritus; Hannah Lash Frayed
Jade Simmons: John Corigliano Etude Fantasy
Special Guests: WNYC’s John Schaefer (host), Caleb Burhans, Carlos Sanchez Gutierrez, Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli

Sunday 05/09 at 3 pm
Tanya Bannister: Olivier Messiaen Premiere communion de la Vierge
Eduardo Leandro: Daniel Almada Linde and Flo Menezes new work
Face the Music: Dan Visconti Love Bleeds Radiant (2010 L & L Competition Winner); Marcelo Zarvos Nepomunk’s Dances
Special Guests: WQXR’s Terrance McKnight (host), Dan Visconti

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APRIL

IRISH NEED NOT APPLY
featuring the work of Irish art collective Grúpat
April 15 - May 15

"Irish Need Not Apply" features work by the notorious Irish art collective Grúpat. The collective's work ranges from love letters written by teenage Dubliners to the costumes of drag flaneur The Dowager Marchylove and presentations of previously unexhibited 17th century Irish alchemical vessels. This exhibition is curated by internationally renowned composer Jennifer Walshe.

"whimsical but radical" Alex Ross, The New Yorker

"...leaps of intuition and creativity; there is at points something like an ecstasy of making here.....something that is so much more than the sum of its parts" Louise Gray, The Wire

Grúpat is an international arts collective based in Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland. The collective works primarily in sound, with work ranging from strictly-notated compositions for classic ensembles to graphic scores, sonic sculptures, sound installations and interventions in both the public and private sphere. The roots of Grúpat can be traced to 1999, when Bulletin M, The Parks Service, Turf Boon and other artists met at a rave at the Hellfire Club on Montpelier Hill, in the Dublin Mountains. They decided to form a political and artistic "insurgency" based on the ideas of the Situationists, graffiti artists, direct action networks, and others, which they called 'The Avant Gardaí.' The rave was shut down by the police, but the artists met together later and began to develop interventions, dérives, and détournments along Situationist lines, which culminated in the infamous 2001 Quaring the Square intervention in the Tallaght Square, a multimedia infiltration that set upon Saturday afternoon mall shoppers with a three-hour long, illegal spectacle of music, dancing and art. Several members of The Avant Gardaí were arrested as a result, all of whom refused to give their proper names or answer any questions in any way except to say: 'Grúpat.' As the practices and goals of The Avant Gardaí shifted and changed after the events surrounding Quaring the Square, and as membership evolved and grew more artistic and less provocatively political in orientation, what began as an assumed identity—Grúpat—was taken as the name for a new transformation of The Avant Gardaí, and Grúpat was soon developing not only interventions but also hosting shows and concerts featuring its members.

Grúpat is comprised mainly of artists living in the South Dublin County Council area, but has over the last few years grown to be international in scope and membership. While the group has a core roster, its affiliations and "temporary members" range widely. As well, many of the members of Grúpat, in line with their early pranksterish roots, exhibit and perform solely under pseudonyms. These facts sometimes make it difficult to determine exactly who or what is in Grúpat. Notable members include Bulletin M, The Parks Service, Detleva Verens, Ukeoirn O'Connor, Flor Hartigan and O'Brien Industries. This sub-set of Grúpat often exhibit under the name "6by4" a reference to the Parisian composers known as "Les Six" and the postcode Dublin 24, in which they all reside.

The Village Voice
3/24/10

Spring Guide: Grúpat's Irish Oddballs Swoop Into the Chelsea Art Museum
By Ben Davis

Ah, Ireland! Land of folklore and magic and, more recently, of a decades-long economic adventure that took the island nation from crippling poverty to addled success—and then, more recently still, to epic financial implosion. Out of this wild ride, one might well expect some interesting art, and, boy, does the Chelsea Art Museum (CAM) have some examples for you, courtesy of Dublin's elusive "Grúpat" art movement.

Never heard of Grúpat? It comes with credentials. The force behind Grúpat's spring show, Irish Need Not Apply, at CAM's Project Room for New Media, is New York–based Irish artist Jennifer Walshe, a rising star in the sound-art scene. Walshe is "one of the leading avant-garde artists of Ireland," in the words of CAM curator Nina Colosi, who presented her piece XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!! last year, a sort of abstract sound opera/puppet show, with Barbies.

In addition to playing with dolls, for the past couple of years Walshe has been curating shows of material by various figures affiliated with Grúpat, a loose-knit collective hailing, like Walshe, from South Dublin. Under Walshe's stewardship, this unlikely group of oddballs, who claim to be influenced by graffiti culture, "outsider art," Dungeons & Dragons, and Situationism, among other things, and who go by names like "Turf Boon," "Bulletin M," and "Ukeoirn O'Connor," have received a fair amount of acclaim. On their home turf, the first Grúpat survey was held at Dublin's Project Arts Center last winter, while pieces by several Grúpat members were featured in a show of cutting-edge music at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, in 2008, among other places.

Walshe's CAM show will have each Grúpat artist create an installation, spinning fantastical commentary on Irish culture. The flamboyant "Dowager Marchylove," for instance, has taken photos of himself in drag at Coney Island, carrying stones supposedly gathered from another "Coney Island" in Sligo, Ireland, a way to advance the claim that Brooklyn's beach derives its name from the Emerald Isle (it's usually thought to have come from the Dutch). Another Grúpat-er, who goes by the name "The Parks Service," presents a series of photo works reimagining the druidic dolmens of Ireland as antennae aimed at extraterrestrials.

Also expect video art based on Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene; an archaeological display of surprisingly sophisticated ancient Irish alchemical vessels, loaned from an Irish museum; and a recording, Early Irish Drone Music, presenting a form of Irish experimental music, "Dordán," that predates American minimal music by some years but unmistakably covers the same territory (word is Tony Conrad has heard the recording and deemed it "excellent").

So just what is the story with Grúpat, anyway? The tale goes like this: The collective first crystallized in 1999, when some of the core members ran into each other at an illegal outdoor rave held in some ruins outside Dublin. Based in the working-class town of Tallaght, they first teamed up as a direct-action political collective calling itself the Avant Gardí (for non-Irish-speakers, "gardí" means "police"), performing guerrilla theater experiments that were confrontational enough that they led to arrests. Over time, the formation matured into the diffuse, mind-bending arts collective called Grúpat. Its members stuck, however, with their improbable names.

If this mythology sounds, well, a little . . . mythological, it's worth mentioning that the various larger-than-life personalities from the group have been notoriously difficult to track down. At the opening of their Dublin survey, all nine of the Grúpat collective's active members were prevented from appearing by a blizzard in Paris. Walshe, their longtime ambassador, had to stand in for them. Hmmm. Finding what's actually real will be part of the fun at the CAM show. If you think about it, the uncertainty as to what parts of Grúpat's scrappy success story are based on a firm foundation makes them perfect to represent Ireland, given recent economic history.

'Irish Need Not Apply,' April 15 to May 15, Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, chelseartmuseum.org

Made possible with funding from the Arts Council of Ireland

 

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MARCH

"Lighter Than Fiction" by Jenny Marketou
March 5 - April 3, 2010

The Project Room for New Media at CAM
Opening Reception: March 4, 6-8 pm
Press Preview: March 4, 5-6 pm
Meet-the-Artist: March 18, 2010, 6:30 PM – Moderator, Christine Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art, Director of Media Studies Graduate Programs, The New School, NY
Docent Tours free with museum admission every Saturday, 4 PM

What do you see when soaring over Los Alamos, New Mexico... utopia or dystopia? A landscape of natural beauty or a place where nature was unleashed in the creation of the nuclear bomb?   Jenny Marketou’s video installation poses the question, juxtaposing dreamlike perspectives with disturbing realities. These contrasting states are experienced in three single channel video projections that comprise the installation.

In “Stolen Bubbles” 2010 Marketou has mixed visual and sonic material from Karel Zeman’s  “The Stolen Airship” 1966 with her original animation that draws from the airborne balloon project called “Bubbles” 2009 - both filmed over Prague, Czech Republic.

“Bubbles” is based on a public sculpture project where the artist created a remarkable set of 14-meter banners with her original graphic composition using the word “Fragile” which were draped onto an air balloon. Marketou filmed as she and her guests riding the balloon experienced breathtaking views of Prague and the dream-like sensation of floating with the wind currents, hovering above the busy pace and anxieties of city life.

“Levels of Disturbance” (2009) is structured around the aerial audio and visual recordings that Marketou captured while flying in a small jet over the natural landscape around Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the atomic bomb was created in the 1940s, that is still contaminated by nuclear waste and turbulent human emotions. During editing Marketou destroyed the order of the video sequence and the coherence of the narrative, placing at the center of each frame a round sphere animated in a perpetual motion that controls and obstructs access to the full image of the landscape. The viewer is drawn into this unsettling spinning sensation, generating metaphors for the human condition.

“Lighter Than Fiction” investigates the precarious balance between reality and fiction capturing the view from above where the lightness of utopian sensations and imagery are contrasted by dystopian realities.

Jenny Marketou was born in Athens, Greece and since 1984 has lived and worked in New York. Marketou has been awarded grants and artists residencies worldwide and holds a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She has lectured extensively and has taught as an adjunct professor Photography and Interdisciplinary Studio Art at The Cooper Union School of Art and Science in New York City. She is the author of the book “The Great Longing: The Greeks Immigrants of Astoria, Queens” Kedros Publishing. She has represented Greece at the Sao Paolo Biennial, Sao Paolo, Brazil and in Manifesta at Witte de With, Rotterdam.

Marketou’s recent exhibitions include: A solo show “Red Eyed Sky Walkers” (the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece); Le Grand Palais (Paris, France); Apex Art (New York, USA); Art in Odd Places (New York, USA); Fiacs 3rd Biennial International of Contemporary Art of Seville (Seville, Spain); Tina b Festival of Contemporary Art of Prague (Prague, Czech Republic); Pulse, International Art Fair (New York, USA); Anita Beckers Gallery (Frankfurt/Maine, Germany); ZKM, Media Center for Art and Technology (Karlsruhe, Germany); The Breeder Gallery (Athens, Greece); Museum Abteiberg (Moenchengladbach, Germany); Strozzina Center of Contemporary Art, La Fondacione Palazzo Strozzi (Florence, Italy); Kunstverein Ludwigshafen (Ludwigshafen Mannheim, Germany).

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Lighter Than Fiction” is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.  The March 18th artist talk is sponsored by The Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program which is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.

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2009

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DECEMBER

"Social Object: Sculpture and Software"
An interactive software installation by Michael Rees
Curator, Koan Baysa

December 17 - January 23, 2010
in The Project Room for New Media at CAM

Artist talks January 21, 6 - 8 pm

The Project Room for New Media at CAM
556 West 22nd St.
Free with museum admission
Info: www.chelseaartmuseum.org

"Social Object: Sculpture and Software" is an interactive software installation by Michael Rees that includes correlated physical objects with virtual objects. Interacting with artist authored software creates screen based experiences that construct virtual objects from which physical objects can be derived. The work explores the relationship between language and form and creates a framework for virtual and physical play.

The exhibition includes the Sculptural User Interface (SUI) application, along with objects made from the SUI using contemporary automated sculpting processes. The SUI is a language to form synthesizer. The software generates 3D forms by typing letters on the keyboard. Many letters, words, sentences, turn into many kinds of shapes can be combined in multiple ways to create a rich user experience. The exhibition includes the software Sculptural User Interface, along with objects made from the software. The Sculptural User Interface is a language to form synthesizer. Social Object and The Sculptural User Interface are inspired by Joseph Beuys' ideas about Social Sculpture, Duchamp's ready mades recapitulated by Joseph Kosuth as the ready made made ready and how these relate to the open source software movement.

More inormation: http://www.michaelrees.com/Michael_Rees/SUI2009.html

Produced by Don Guarnierri. Alphabets from: Anj Ferrara, Geoff Flash, Randy Illum, Prem Mckeig, Sarah Menchise, Pablo Morillo, Adam Nowicki, Michael Rees, James Stewart, Alex Vicenzi, Ray Vikete, Matthew West.

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This project is made possible by grants from the National Foundation for the Arts, the Creative Capital Foundation and the Tribeca Film Institute's Media Arts Fellowships. Special thanks to Chris Burnett, Donald Guarnierri, Kristofer Schlachter and Koan Baysa.

Exhibition in The Project Room for New Media is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.  The Artist talk is sponsored by The Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program which is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.

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Kathleen Supové
As They Discover Us, We Discover Who We Are 

A Concert of Piano Works by Louis Andriessen and Jacob Ter Veldhuis
In Honor of Henry Hudson's legendary voyage and discovery of "New Amsterdam" (New York!)

December 2, 2009 at 7 PM
Performing Arts at CAM

General Admission $15, Students/ Senior $10, CAM Members free


Kathleen Supové is one of America's most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what it means to be a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist in today's world. After winning top prizes in the Gaudeamus International Competition for Interpretation of Contemporary Music, she began her career as a guest artist at the prestigious Darmstadt Festival in Germany. Since then, Ms. Supové has annually presented a series of solo concerts entitled THE EXPLODING PIANO. In this series, she has performed and premiered works by such established composers as Louis Andriessen, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, and Morton Subotnick, as well as emerging composers from varied backgrounds such as David Lang, Randall Woolf, Eve Beglarian, Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and Bubblyfish, just to name a few. In recent seasons, she has developed THE EXPLODING PIANO into a multimedia experience by using electronics, theatrical elements, vocal rants, performance art, staging, and collaboration with artists from other disciplines. A recent large-scale project is an evening-length, staged Concert Theater work for singing/reciting/moving pianist called “Jitters”, with music by Randall Woolf and texts by Valeria Vasilevski. She is also involved in an ongoing project of commissioning a repertoire of pieces for piano and electronics. In 2001, Kathleen became a Yamaha Artist and is working on a long-term project of commissioning works for the Yamaha Disklavier. She has received grants from Meet The Composer, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Greenwall Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and American Composers Forum.

Kathleen is a featured performer in the Summer 2000 issue of Yale Theater Journal, which is devoted to Concert Theater. She has appeared with The Lincoln Center Festival, Other Minds Festival, The Philip Glass Ensemble, Bang On a Can Marathon, Music at the Anthology, The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Composers' Collaborative, Inc., and at many other venues, ranging from concert halls and universities to theatrical spaces to clubs. Her most recent CD is INFUSION, released on the Koch International Classics label. Other recordings can be found on the Tzadik, CRI, Innova, New World, Neuma, Bridge, Centaur, OO, and XI labels.
For up-to-date information on Kathleen's diverse activities, visit supove.com and myspace.com/supove.

PROGRAM:

THE MEMORY OF ROSES (1992)   by LOUIS ANDRIESSEN
(For Piano, Toy Piano, and Rose)

BASE (1994) by LOUIS ANDRIESSEN

CITIES CHANGE THE SONGS OF BIRDS (2008) by JACOB TV
(Three Urban Songs for Piano and Soundtrack)
Lying Piece of Shit
From The Time She Was a Baby
That's It, Your Honour

IMAGE DE MOREAU  (1999) by LOUIS ANDRIESSEN

TREPIDUS (1983) by LOUIS ANDRIESSEN

THE BODY OF YOUR DREAMS (rev. 2004) by JACOB TV
(For Piano and Soundtrack)
                                            

"What Ms. Supové is really exploding is the piano recital as we have known it, a mission more radical
and arguably more needed."
Anthony Tommasini, NY Times

"This was classical music played like the best rock'n'roll. It was passionate, earnest, loud and more
complex than the gatekeepers of high culture would like to think. Brava."
Ben Sisario, NY Press

 

 

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NOVEMBER

BREAKTHROUGH CONCERT
Pianist, Taka Kigawa

Beethoven, Debussy and Stravinsky

November 11 at 7 PM

On November 11 at 7 pm, Performing Arts at Chelsea Art Museum presented pianist Taka Kigawa performing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, arranged by Liszt, commemorating the historic performance by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein in East Berlin on December 25, 1989.  Also on the program are “L’Isle Joyeuse” by Debussy and “Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka” by Stravinsky.

 

BREAKTHROUGH by Edwina Sandys
an exhibition in The Project Room for New Media and
throughout the global network of Streaming Museum

November 5 – December 12, 2009
Opening reception and meet-the-artist, Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6-8pm


Photo by Richard Sugg

To commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, The Project Room for New Media presents a 32 x 12 ft image of the sculpture “Breakthrough” (1990), a monumental historic work Edwina Sandys created from 8 Berlin Wall panels. The exhibition incorporates audio excerpts from Edwina Sandys’ grandfather Winston Churchill’s historic “Iron Curtain” speech, delivered in 1946 at the site where the “Breakthrough” sculpture stands, by the Churchill Memorial on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri; prints that illustrate the history of the work; the documentary film, “Writing on the Wall: Remembering the Berlin Wall, Co-produced by John Michalczyk and Ronald Marsh; photographs curated by Bobbi Baker Burrows, LIFE Director of Photography; and "Stronghold" 2009 a piece for 8 basses by American composer Julia Wolfe.

On the first anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, President Ronald Reagan dedicated “Breakthrough” to a crowd of thousands of people including diplomats and dignitaries. “In dedicating this magnificent sculpture, may we dedicate ourselves to hastening the day when all God’s children live in a world without walls. That would be the greatest empire of all.”

In May 1992, the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev visited Westminster College. Speaking from the same podium where Winston Churchill first spoke of an “iron curtain,” Mikhail Gorbachev proclaimed that humanity has entered a new era of history and needs a democratic world government to guide it. “Here we stand, before a sculpture in which the sculptor’s imagination and fantasy, with remarkable expressiveness, convey the drama of the “Cold War,” the irrepressible human striving to penetrate the barriers of alienation and confrontation. It is symbolic that this artist is the granddaughter of Winston Churchill and that this sculpture should be in Fulton.”

Breakthrough concert
On November 11 at 7 pm, Performing Arts at Chelsea Art Museum will present pianist Taka Kigawa performing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, arranged by Liszt, commemorating the historic performance by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein in East Berlin on December 25, 1989. Also on the program are “L’Isle Joyeuse” by Debussy and “Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka” by Stravinsky.

“Breakthrough” at Chelsea Art Museum is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

 

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OCTOBER

Performing Arts at CAM - Fall Season Launch
556 West 22nd St. at 11th Ave., NYC

Two Time Grammy Winner, percussionist, photographer, digital rhythmatist-Will Calhoun, (mostly known for his unique drumming/composing for NYC Rock icon band Living Colour,) will perform a solo electronic/Indigenous multi-media concert at the Chelsea Museum, 556 West 22nd St., NYC, Wednesday, October 28th, 7-8.30 pm. Will's performance will explore traditional/electronic rhythms laced with digital visuals and Will's photography from his research abroad. Special Guests include: Dancer- Ethel Calhoun and Real World Recording Artist-Tibetan vocalist Yung Chen Lhamo.

 

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Tina B. Prague Contemporary Art Festival October 8 - December 8 in Streaming Museum and The Project Room for New Media
www.streamingmuseum.org

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AUGUST

VENERATIONS (APPLAUSE 1) 2009
caraballo-farman

Multi-channel video installation, DVD players, projectors, portable DVD players, televisions, plexi see-thru mirrors

Culled from hundreds of hours of talk shows, late shows, reality shows, celebrity shows, award shows, life-style shows, game shows, and shows about shows, this installation takes TV applause to its logical end: no object or context, just the pure build up and downswing of collective clapping and hooting, an on-going show made up only of the audience. The Project Room for New Media is filled with applause, reflected, refracted, repeated, in sound and video. The audience is the performer.

Inciting applause has long been part of the manipulation, or perhaps the making, of an audience. Today’s American TV culture presents applause at its most ritualized, culturally-prevalent and prescriptive mode. ‘Live studio audience’ is an American cultural category, with personnel and staff dedicated to their guidance, to tell them what to do, when to clap, to wave frantically in the front and stir them up over something or other.

The object of applause doesn’t matter as much as the ritual itself, as the self-satisfying burst of euphoria, the self-referential appeal to fame, melting the obsessions of celebration and celebrity into one form, regimented, quasi-pavlovian waves of approval after approval reinforcing the image of participation and unity, confirming beyond words the validity and vitality of a group to itself.
A good newspaper, Arthur Miller once said, is the nation talking to itself. We might say that today’s television shows have the nation clapping for itself – all day, every day. Applause is a collective act, infectious, feeding on itself, an audience performing for itself, performing itself.

caraballo-farman is a two person team based in NY. Working in a wide range of settings, from stadiums to hotel rooms, their work explores the relationship between individuals and groups, unit and structure, and how one enables or dissolves the other, setting up a tension between being in particular and social being. They have exhibited nationally and internationally, in such venues and events as the Havana Biennial, the Tate Modern, PS1, LAXART’s billboard project, Artists Space and the Chelsea Art Museum’s current show Iran Inside Out.



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JULY

Eduardo Kac's videopoem
"Reversed Mirror"
(1997) 7 minutes
July 7 - August 8

ARTIST TALK
Wednesday, July 29, at 6 PM

sponsored by the Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program, supported by the New York State
Council on the Arts

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CAM commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first walk on the moon…and beyond



“Reversed Mirror" (1997) by artist Eduardo Kac, is a seven-minute single channel videopoem. The text of this work is a poem written by Kac from which he has created a constant flow and transformation of forms, presenting an ever-changing image of infinity that resonates in the context of the vastness of space. Oscillating particles emerge and evolve into ephemeral words, only to dissolve again and reemerge as new ephemeral words. “Reversed Mirror” takes language into a domain of trance where the subtle dissolution and reconfiguration of verbal particles is charged with a feeling of calmness and agitation.

Eduardo Kac is known for his 1999 groundbreaking transgenic artwork "Genesis", and attracted global attention in 2000 with "GPF Bunny" a.k.a. Alba, the fluorescent green rabbit. From June 1 to September 14 Kac is also exhibiting throughout The Project Room's Streaming Museum cyberspace and international public space network, a video of his new transgenic work,
"Natural History of the Enigma" -- a plantimal called "Edunia", that is a genetically-engineered flower hybrid of the artist and Petunia. The work is a poetic reflection on the contiguity of life between different species and further stimulates the imagination to ponder what other life forms might exist or be created beyond earth. It has received the Golden Nica 2009 - the highest award given by Ars Electronica, the world's premier cyberarts competition.

Also exhibited in Streaming Museum are selections from the video oratorio, "Paradiso", by renowned Dutch avant pop composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis and video artist Jaap Drupsteen; and a performance by El Sistema program's top youth orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Founded by Dr. Jose Abreu in Venezuela over 30 years ago, this visionary program transforms the lives of children through music and has proven to be a new model for social change. Dr. Abreu has received the TED Prize 2009. For information and to view the exhibitions go to streamingmuseum.org.

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JUNE


Four Artists in Concert: An exhibition of visual art by Morgan Russell, Mark Wiener, Fedele Spadafora, and Stephan Fowlkes Presented by the Project Room for New Media at the Chelsea Art Museum
June 25 - July 4

The exhibition Four Artists in Concert arose out of Music & Art, a concert series highlighting emerging new music ensembles and visual artists. In collaboration between Performing Arts at CAM and Artlog.com, the concert series took place at Chelsea Art Museum during the fall and winter of 2008/2009. Visual artists from across the globe were invited to submit work through the arts community site artlog.com, emulating the themes of the concerts. Chelsea Art Museum curators considered all submitted work and selected two artists, Morgan Russell and Mark Wiener to be exhibited in The Project Room for New Media. The public selected two additional artists through a voting system, Fedele Spadafora and Stephan Fowlkes, to be included in the exhibition. The product of this unique project is Four Artists in Concert.

The Project Room for New Media is an incubator of new ideas, showcasing groundbreaking concepts in all art mediums, and the intersection of the arts through technology. Four Artists in Concert relies on technology to create the exhibition’s immersive environment that intersects art and music. The Internet was also vital to the initial process whereby artists listened to music samples online and uploaded their work on the website artlog.com.

The Music & Art series was designed to promote innovation and creativity in the Performing Arts at CAM series; to create an awareness and interest among young adults in the works of contemporary composers; to explore the natural and necessary relationship between music and the visual arts in accordance with Chelsea Art Museum’s mission. Through Artlog’s free online social platform, artists and art lovers from around the world were given the opportunity to engage and participate with the series online.

The music program, curated by Konrad Kaczmarek, emphasized cross-genre chamber music and live electronics. It included music by Konrad Kaczmarek, Red Hooker, Tristan Perich, Build, Now Ensemble, and William Brittelle, whose recordings will be played in the exhibition space. The Project Room focuses on immersive experiences that bring together all art mediums and this is an important aspect of this installation.

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Manhattan New Music Project presents Sabine Players and B3+
Wednesday 6/3 at 7 pm

An evening of jazz-infused contemporary chamber music, performed by young new music collective The Sabine Players and seasoned brass trio B3+, including a world premier by John Clark and Twilight Music by John Harbison. This program is presented by the Manhattan New Music Project as part of its New Composers Series, highlighting living composers with new approaches to jazz and other forms of new music.

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Composers Concordance
Wednesday 6/10 at 7 pm

New and recent works, including three world premieres, by the directors of Composers Concordance and music by Otto Luening. There will also be large-scale projections of the visuals behind the performers: Margaret Lancaster, flute, Esther Lamneck, clarinet and Paul Hoffmann, piano. On the Moon and Beyond, a multi-media summer exhibition at Chelsea Art Museum celebrating the 40th anniversary of man's first walk on the moon, will be reflected in new pieces written for flute.

 

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MAY


Waves by Helidon Gjergji (Albania/US)
May 14, 2009 – June 13, 2009

ARTIST TALK
sponsored by the Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program, supported by the New York State
Council on the Arts

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Gjergji creates environments in which the images of live television are reflected and refracted in a variety of ways to produce colorful kaleidoscopic abstract paintings that are meant to dazzle the viewer while exposing the morphology of television programming and staging its consumption of the viewer. (More info...)

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A Tale from the World of Parallel Thinking:
Semi-Systems drawings and Performance Art from the 1980's by Hassan Sharif in the UAE

May 27, 6:30 PM

A lecture by art historian, Paulina Kolczynska, presented prior to Hassan Sharif’s exhibition in the Venice Biennial at the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) platform for visual arts, curated by Catherine David, June - November 2009.

This unprecedented lecture brings to light experimental material of mathematical drawings created in "Semi-systems" and a series of performances by UAE artist Hassan Sharif in the early and mid 1980's in Dubai. In-depth analysis of drawings created according to the "chance and order" constructivist formula will be presented for the first time to the Western audience.

Kolczynska will examine the phenomenon of constructivist theory in conjunction with middle-eastern spirituality and trace its evolution from the drawings to the series of performances which are the sole examples of performance art in this region in the time frame of early to late 1980's. She will discuss the unique aspects of these performances which took place in Dubai and in Hatta, a desert area near Dubai, comparing them with Polish and Czech performance art executed in the same time frame.

The comparative aspect of the constructivist influences as well as certain similarities rooted in geo-political circumstances will open up a new perspective on performance art which will allow us to see the importance of the contribution of Hassan Sharif and will underline his unique place as an international experimental and performance artist.

Hassan Sharifs works will be presented in the group exhibition at the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) platform for visual arts, curated by Catherine David, June to November 2009. He will also participate in the Tina B. Festival where he will discuss his performances in the panel discussion with Czech performance artist Jiri Kovanda and Polish conceptual artist Zbigniew Libera in Prague in October 2009.

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Farewell on Z axis
digital puppetry by Korean artist Semi Ryu

and
XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!!
a Barbi Doll opera on film
by Irish artist Jennifer Walshe
5/27 at 7 PM

Digital puppetry by Semi Ryu (Korea), Virginia Commonwealth University New Media professor
 “ Farewell on Z axis”, is a Virtual puppet performance project that will incorporate with Korean oral traditional storytelling performance, called “PANSORI”, exploring complicated interactive relationships between virtual puppet, puppeteer, drummer, and the audience. The story chosen for this performance will be the scene of farewell between young lovers (from the story “Chun-Hyang-Ga”), demonstrating  the extreme state of constrants called “? Han.” This project explores Han in a paradoxical relationship between virtual puppet and puppeteer, and the distance between user and avatar in digital age, which will act as lovers facing each other, continuously exchanging dialogues of love and farewell.

 
"XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!! is an opera on film by Jennifer Walshe (Ireland) composer and performer. Walshe takes the tradition of marionette opera and transforms it through the use of Barbie dolls. A riff on Aristophanes' Lysistrata, this notorious opera has been performed all over the world."

Jennifer Walshe is a composer and performer who has been called "the most original compositional voice to emerge in Ireland in the last 20 years” by the Irish Times and "the wild girl of Darmstadt" by the Frankfurter Rundschau. 

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APRIL

Immobilité by Mark Amerika
A feature-length mobile phone art film
remixed for cyberspace and public space

April 7, 2009 - May 7, 2009
Opening Reception/Exhibition, April 8, 6-9 PM
Artist talk, May 7 @ 7 PM
- “We Write This To You From The Future: On The Making of Immobilite”
sponsored by the Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program, supported by the New York State
Council on the Arts

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Film still from Immobilité

On view in 75 minute feature length in The Project Room for New Media
Ten-minute remix broadcast through Streaming Museum global network

Tate Media interview, press, go to: http://www.tate.org.uk/intermediaart/mark_amerika.shtm
See the site: www.immobilite.com

Shot on a mobile phone, uses landscape, portraiture, experimental mobile phone videography, poetic intertitles and subtitles, and original 75 minute soundtrack, creating a provocative story about a dream world within our own world. The work critically reflects on the fluidity of emerging identities in digital culture from both philosophical and literary (fictional) perspectives. (More info...)

Eternal Recurrence:
The Art of Lucero Gonzalez Jameson and Claudia Doring Baiz

Curator, Raul Zamudio
Presented by Nina Colosi

April 9 - May 9

(left) Lucero Gonzalez Jameson "Execution of Miramon" 30x27 in.
(right) Claudio Doring Baez, "Manuel Gonzalez" 48x30 in.

Eternal Recurrence brings together the art of Lucero Gonzalez Jameson and Claudia Doring Baez, two artists from different generations whose works poetically vacillate from the present to the past. Both artists are related to important Mexican historical figures: one is Manuel Gonzalez (1833-1893), a President of Mexico and a liberal; and the other Miguel Miramón (1831-1867), an interim President of Mexico, a general, and a conservative; the latter was one of two persons executed with Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico and immortalized in Edouard Manet’s The Execution of Emperor Maximilian (1868-69).

Programs presented in conjunction with the exhibition:

Live portrait painting by Claudia Doring Baez, Thursdays and Saturdays 2-6 PM.

Sound Sense: a reading of poetry and prose
Saturday 4/25 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Readings of works by MFA candidates at the Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts
With a strong emphasis on the listener’s experience of the work, this reading promises an awakening of the sheer force of literary language. The readers will perform both their own work and each other’s, sounding out the emergent voice of a new recourse to poetry.
Participants: Marina Kaganova, Matthew Rossi, Justin Boening, Janice Greenwood, Jesse Longman, Prashant Keshavmurthy, Jeffrey Landman, Alexandra Zelman-Doring

(More information...)

 

Performing Arts at CAM
Theresa
Wednesday 4/1 at 7 pm
Theresa is a performance by cellist Keren Rosenbaum, physical theater artist Cassie Terman, and 2 members of Reflex Ensemble, who transform an empty stage with sound, music and movement to explore a surreal realm of comic dilemma and the pathos of human frailty. Inspired by the writings of Italo Calvino, this performance was developed in the New Art Lab of The Project Room for New Media at Chelsea Art Museum.

Red Light Ensemble ---- New York Times review, 4/13/09 (click here)
Wednesday 4/10 at 7 pm
The Red Light Ensemble performs chamber music by two great composers of the late 20th century, Morton Feldman and Beat Furrer. In addition to these performances, the concert will feature a rare screening of the work of Luxembourgian filmmaker Bady Minck, who has crafted elegant and beautiful films around music by these two composers.

Sound Sense: a reading of poetry and prose
Saturday 4/25 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Readings of works by MFA candidates at the Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts
Directed by Alexandra Zelman-Doring

With a strong emphasis on the listener’s experience of the work, this reading promises an awakening of the sheer force of literary language. The readers will perform both their own work and each other’s, sounding out the emergent voice of a new recourse to poetry. Participants: Marina Kaganova, Matthew Rossi, Justin Boening, Janice Greenwood, Jesse Longman, Prashant Keshavmurthy, Jeffrey Landman, Alexandra Zelman-Doring

Eric Huebner
Wednesday 4/29 at 7 pm
Pianist Eric Huebner and composer Caroline Mallonée team up with Icelandic video artist Björk Viggósdóttir to present an evening of electro-acoustic music accompanied by video projections. A new work by Mallonée for piano and electronics will receive its world premiere along with performances of solo piano music by Takemitsu and Ligeti.

 

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MARCH

Imaginalis
Artists: Jeremy Gardiner, Anthony Head, Nick Lambert, Jan Rafdal
Presented by the Project Room for New Media at the Chelsea Art Museum
March 5 – April 4, 2009

Imaginalis is an exciting collaborative exhibition by a European artists’ collective Imaginalis. Bringing together interactive installations alongside multi-media, painting and print work firmly routed in the rich tradition of modern landscape artists, the exhibition is the culmination of a close collaborative partnership between the four artists.
The Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO world heritage site in Dorset, England, is the inspiration for evocative paintings and prints that blur the line between representation and abstraction. Viewing the coast from the land, sea and air layers of color convey sensations, changes in the weather and seasons. The working method behind the pictures, scouring, building accretions of paint, collaging, and sanding down, echo the history of the ninety miles of ancient coastal landscape we see today. Like the geological spectrum of the coast, these images are stratified, creating distinct bands of paint and color in complex layers built up over eons.

Jurassic Light Years further explores the coastline in the context of a dynamic and time-based virtual environment. The installation uses hybrid techniques that combine painting, drawing, satellite data and ambient sound with immersive virtual reality through computer programming. This work features natural systems, such as changing weather, sea and geological erosion, over time.  The dynamic qualities of this interactive installation best convey the succession of changing climates and landforms during its 250 million year old history.
 
By contrast Oculus is an installation that focuses on the human desire to measure and quantify the passing of time to make sense of the eras of change. Taking its form from the rose windows of European medieval cathedrals the jewel colors of the stained glass are projected to create an ethereal animated installation. Oculus subtly captures movement over time, its circular form echoes that of many ancient calendars and clocks. Embedded in the roundels of the window are the signs of the Zodiac, the plan of Stonehenge, the Nebra star-disc, the Aztec calendar, Copernicus's view of the solar system, and at the centre, the great clock at Hampton Court, the royal palace of King Henry the Eighth. The piece connects the beliefs, discoveries and world-view of the cultures that sought to capture time and place and frame it.
 
www.imaginalis.co.uk

Performing Arts at CAM
Taka Kigawa, pianist
Wednesday 3/25 at 7 pm
The critically acclaimed pianist Taka Kigawa will perform dazzling solo piano repertoires for this concert. The program includes the works of strikingly inventive composers; Etudes Book I by Claude Debussy, “Incises for Piano” by Pierre Boulez, and Etudes Book I by Gyorgy Ligeti.

 

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FEBRUARY

Performing Arts at CAM
Project Perpetuum
- a multi-media / jazz production
February 25 at 7 pm
Gerd Baier, Emma Desjardins, Philipp Gutbrod, Micaela Leon, choreographed by Anne Zuerner

An Evening of Choreography and Improvisation, is a rare merger of live improvised jazz music, vocals, and contemporary dance. The piece is based on the album “Perpetuum” by the chamber Jazz duo Gerd Baier / Philipp Gutbrod. Many of the pieces that will be performed are inspired by literature, art, and science: The composition Milena is based on Franz Kafka’s love letters to Milena Jesenska. This piece will be performed by the whole quartet with a special emphasis on Emma Desjardins’ transformation of written words into dance. Another piece, When Vincent Got Lost, conjures up the struggles of Van Gogh in the beautiful scenery of Southern France. Finally, Pioneer 10 is inspired by the satellite of the same name that was launched in 1972 and has long lost contact with planet earth, but continues its journey into the unknown nonetheless.

Red Light Ensemble
Wednesday 2/4 at 7pm

Premieres commissioned works by American composers Liam Robinson, Scott Wollschleger, Vincent Raikhel.  Also features Tether by Charlie Wilmoth winner of RL's second annual composer competition, and works by Claude Vivier and French master Gerard Grisey.
Next concert April 8.

 

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JANUARY

Bohdi Obfuscatus (Allegiance), an installation by Michael Joo (US)
January 10 – February 7, 2009
Guest Curator, Micaela Martegani, Founder and Director, More Art
A new media installation and community education program. www.moreart.org
An installation by Michael Joo features a video helmet comprised of 48 live surveillance cameras as they examine the faces of a group of New York teenagers as they tell stories about their lives and attempt to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  This multi-media installation consists of a video projection, mirrors, and sound. The portraits of these teenagers, at one representational and abstract, are presented as a matrix of recorded projection and reflected video imagery.

Performing Arts at CAM
England
- a play by Tim Crouch
Part of the Under The Radar Festival presented by The Public Theater
Thursdays and Fridays 1/8, 1/15, and 1/16 at 6:30 and 8:30 pm
Saturdays 1/10, 1/17 at 2:00 and 4:00 pm

Two guides in a gallery.  Two lovers with a lifestyle to maintain.  Two hearts beating four thousand miles apart. A moving evocation of the relative values we place on precious things. Tim Crouch is fast developing a reputation as one of Europe's most daring writers and performers. England won three major awards when it opened at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007. England is part of the Under The Radar Festival presented by The Public Theater. Running Time: 60 minutes. The audience is standing for half of the performance.

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DECEMBER

Critical Engagements: A selection of videos from the tina b. Festival 2008
December 10, 2008 – January 3, 2009
Guest Curators, Micaela Giovannotti and Blanca de la Torre

Artists: Eugenio Ampudia, Johanna Billing, Cristina Lucas, Domenico Mangano, Jenny Marketou, Ana Prvacki, Amparo Sard, Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi, Wooloo Productions.


EUGENIO AMPUDIA Where to Sleep. Goya, 2008
One channel video installation (1: 51)
Courtesy of the artist and Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Critical Engagements fuses two projects that were recently showcased in tina b. 2008, The Prague Contemporary Art Festival: VIDEOCRACY, curated by Micaela Giovannotti, and All that is solid melts into air: ALTERNATIVE REVOLUTIONS, curated by Blanca de la Torre.

Now in its third edition, the TINA B. – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, aims to combine the creative energy of the cultural scene in Central and Eastern Europe with emerging talents and trends from around the world in the Czech Republic’s vibrant capital. Adopting the leitmotif FORMS OF ENGAGEMENT, TINA B. 2008 focused on the relationships between art and society, exploring the role of contemporary art, artists and artistic practice as socio-cultural agents that not only provide a critique of social order, but also serve a direct, positive and symbiotic social function on local and global levels.

Micaela Giovannotti’s project VIDEOCRACY, explores the inherently democratic approach of video art as well as its intrinsic power to engage, indoctrinate or manipulate audience perception. With her project, Micaela Giovannotti transformed the Italian Cultural Institute into a vibrant contemporary art space, revitalizing tangible architectural elements of the Institute through video and the ephemeral qualities of light, sound, and motion.
In turn, ALTERNATIVE REVOLUTIONS, by Blanca de la Torre, is comprised of a series of works that subvert the classical notion of Revolution. It posits the concept of revolution on a new premise: namely that all sorts of political, intellectual, social, and quotidian revolutions are better understood as part of a single dialectical process. The exhibition develops creative interplay among the different forms of revolutions, widening our own experience to lending our daily lives with a new depth.

In creating Critical Engagements, the curators take on the challenge of starting with two sets of pre-formulated ideas and melding the concepts into a cohesive new exhibition around the notion of “engagement”. This act of re-imagining two projects into one, could, in and of itself, be viewed as yet another form of engagement. Accordingly, this exhibition echoes the new patterns, conventions, and formulas that are reshaping revisionist engagements running through society today.

 

Sophia Ensemble
December 10 at 7 pm
Olivier Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time (1941)
On the occasion of the composer's 100th birthday
Introduction by Dan Cooper, composer and educator

Performers
lynn Bechtold (violin)
David Gould (clarinet)
John Kneling (cello)
Mescal Wilson (piano)

 

Ensemble π ("Pi")
December 3 at 7 pm
Confrontation

Elias Tanenbaum - Changing Times piano trio (1993)
Alice Shields Mioriza: Requiem for Rachel Corrie (2004)
Dmitri Shostakovich -Quintet for piano and string quartet in G minor Op 57 (1940) 

In memoriam: Elias Tanenbaum (1924-2008) was a WWII veteran and peace activist who had a lifelong aversion to wars and the human suffering they bring. Among his many strong political pieces are “Letters From Stalingrad,” “Keep Going, by George,” and “Najaf.”  

In the words of Alice Shields: “I created Mioritza in memory of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old American peace activist who was killed by an Israeli forces bulldozer while attempting to defend a Palestinian pharmacist's home from demolition. The title Mioritza, from a traditional Romanian poem, means "the clairvoyant lamb.”   

Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is known for his controversial relationship with the Stalinist regime.  Like many of his pieces, this quintet was censored for the more satirical aspects of his style. Yet, despite the work’s confrontational and sarcastic nature, it proved to be a great success, and ironically gained a Stalin Prize.   

Ensemble Pi
Jill Jafe (viola)
Sycil Mathai (trumpet)
Idith Meshulam (piano)
Maxine Neuman (cello)
Kelly Hall-Tompkins (violin)
Airi Yoshioka (violin)
Amy Zoloto (clarinet)

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NOVEMBER

Ensemble π ("Pi")
Nov 12 at 7 pm
Forgiveness 

William  Kentridge/Philip Miller - Monument (1990) and Stereoscope (1999) from Nine Drawings for Projections.
Olivier Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time (1941) 

Phillip Miller’s music accompanies nine films by William Kentridge, two of which are being performed tonight. The films chronicle the fictional story of Soho Eckstein, a wealthy South African mine owner, land developer and cuckold, set up against the backdrop of South Africa's shifting political and social realities. "I have never tried to make illustrations of apartheid," Kentridge has said. "But my drawings and films are certainly spawned by and feed off the brutalized society left in its wake. I am interested in a political art...an art of ambiguity, contradiction, uncompleted gestures and uncertain endings. An art—and a politics—in which optimism is kept in check and nihilism at bay." 

This year we celebrate the centennial of Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) who was captured as a French soldier during WWII and wrote this piece while imprisoned in a German camp. The title comes from the description of the apocalypse in the Book of Revelation. The work is dedicated to the angel who lifts his hand toward Heaven, saying, "There shall be no more time." However, according to Alex Ross, “In the end, Messiaen’s apocalypse has little to do with history and catastrophe; instead, it records the rebirth of an ordinary soul in the grip of extraordinary emotion. Which is why the Quartet for the End of Time is as overpowering now as it was on that frigid night in 1941.”  

Ensemble Pi
Jill Jafe (viola)
Sycil Mathai (trumpet)
Idith Meshulam (piano)
Maxine Neuman (cello)
Kelly Hall-Tompkins (violin)
Airi Yoshioka (violin)
Amy Zoloto (clarinet)

Contact:
Idith Meshulam - idith@ensemble-pi.org

Music and Art
3-concert series curated by Konrad Kaczmarek in collaboration with artlog

11/19 Red Hooker and Build
12/17 Now Ensemble and Friends
1/17 William Brittelle and Mohair Time War, and Tristan Perich

Reception 6:30, concert 7:30
Artists can submit work related to concert themes and Museum curators will select work for exhibition. For information go to www.artlog.com.

 

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OCTOBER

John Cage, "Lecture on the Weather" (1976)

John Cage at Harvard University, 1990
Photographer, Betty Freeman. Courtesy of the John Cage Trust
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Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street

Friday October 24 & Saturday October 25 at 7:30pm
Pre-concert reception at 6:30 pm
$35 general admission/$25 students, seniors & EMF Subscribers

Lecture on the Weather is unique in John Cage's work. It is social and political allegory, thoughtful, powerful, and memorable. From the perspective of 1975, the year in which it was composed, it conveys a prescient message of concern for the environment as well as for the social and political inclinations of this country. Commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in observance of America’s bicentennial and based on writings by Henry David Thoreau, Cage conceived the work as an unconducted radio broadcast or theatrical performance wherein twelve individuals read excerpts from Thoreau’s writings, intermittently performing exquisite moments of music amidst a gathering storm.

The performers for these evenings are Eric Beach, Ralph Benko, Merce Cunningham, Mari Kimura, Garry Kvistad, Joan La Barbara, Chris Mann, Josh Quillin, Joan Retallack, Margarete Roeder, Agnieszka Roginska, Mikel Rouse, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting, Jan Williams, Greg Zuber. The production is directed by Laura Kuhn.

Proceeds from these performances will benefit the John Cage Trust and Electronic Music Foundation. If you would like to support us further, purchase a pair of tickets for $250 and enjoy preferred seating and attendance at an intimate post-performance, meet-the-artists celebration, complete with champagne and nutritious delicacies prepared from John Cage’s own recipes!

For information/tickets/reservations, call (888)749-9998: http://www.emfproductions.org/upcoming/lectureontheweather.html

 

Electronic Music Foundation, Ear to the Earth Festival

Monday-Thursday 10/20 – 10/23 at 7pm daily

The third installment of Ear to the Earth, an annual festival of music, art, and ecology will be complimented by a series of four concerts at Chelsea Art Museum, highlighting instrumental music with an ecological bent.

Music by George Crumb, Ezequiel Vinao, Charlie Morrow, Helen Fisher, Matthew Burtner and others, with performances by So Percussion, Matthew Burtner, Madeleine Shapiro, Stephen Gosling, and many others

http://www.eartotheearth.org

 

Leonor Hirsch Competition, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A program of the Bunge y Born Foundation

Concert and award ceremony. October 22, 2008 (click here)

 

Notations 21: Installation, Concert, Education Series
October 4 - November 1


Installation on view in The Project Room for New Media October 4 - Nov 1
featuring rare footage of John Cage, premiere footage of Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh discussing his “color notation” and more…

Telling Stories with Sound and Music
a workshop series designed to create tools for parents to make music part of their child’s everyday life. Through exploration of rhythms, sounds, and texture, Telling Stories with Sound and Music will provide children with an opportunity to integrate music into their developing understanding of the arts. It is intended for children ages 4-6 and their adult companions. Workshops take place every Monday afternoon at 3:30 during the month of October and run 45 minutes. Classes for older students can be arranged. For more information, please email: programs@chelseaartmuseum.org or call 212.255.0719 ext 112.

A Listening Area
has been installed in The Project Room to provide guests a facility where they can access actual scores of Notations 21 composers. CD players and headphones complement their listening experience.

On October 18th 2pm Kenneth Silverman Pulitzer Prize-winning author) discusses his new book in progress about John Cage.

Click here to view full Notations 21 concert schedule.

Notations 21 – ongoing research project of innovative notation
www.notations21.net
Theresa Sauer

A donation of all proceeds will go to the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Founded by Jasper Johns and John Cage. info@contemporary-arts.org

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STREAMING MUSEUM
"Artists and Innovators for the Environment" part one, October 3 - December 3
www.StreamingMuseum.org

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JULY

Andrea Juan, Antarctica Project III
July 10 - August 30

JUNE

USSR&R: Rock on a Red Horse - Friday, 6/13, 6-8 pm
Directed and Produced by Ken Thurlbeck

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The period from 1985-1991, infamous for cultural upheaval in the U.S.S.R., witnessed a supposedly state-sanctioned revolution, known more commonly as the period of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring). Ken Thurlbeck’s acclaimed documentary film explores the underground rebel music of Soviet youths during that tumultuous time. The film USSR&R: Rock on a Red Horse outlines rock music’s powerful role in the complicated political and social transformation. In sixty minutes the film covers snippets of clandestine rehearsals, illegal concerts shut down by the KGB, and interviews with fans of state-banned rock & roll. In addition, the film includes performance footage from an eclectic variety of bands, musicians, and composers who risked sanction, exile, and incarceration for their music.
During this period, the so-called “dregs of society” sought in music an expressive outlet for their political disillusionment. USSR&R: Rock on a Red Horse artfully details how the music helped galvanize a cultural reform, which most history texts attribute almost exclusively to economic and public policy reforms. “USSR&R” provides fresh insight to a widely discussed, seldom understood paradigm shift that was set into motion by youths opposed to the communist aesthetic. Through Thurlbeck’s one discovers how music helped undermine public confidence in the state’s ability to prevent descent into poverty and chaos, let alone to lead society to the prosperity it promised.
Although Glasnost was ostensibly a “facilitating concept,” opening doors for writers and journalists to test and stretch the limits of free speech, the KGB banned Thurlbeck from entering the country upon discovering his involvement in this documentary. Nevertheless, he continued to find passage for himself and his crew and was nicknamed “The Tunnel” for his uncanny ability to slip in and out of the country undetected. As Thurlbeck demonstrates in his film, the ideal of glasnost transmogrified from a state-bestowed privilege into a right indignantly asserted at the grass roots level. This “expansion in meaning” was helped along by damaging exposés, investigative reports, and films such as this.
Thurlbeck is an award winning creative professional who has worked internationally. He developed Café Films, an international television commercial production company, and has directed over 1000 television commercials. Ken has directed several other documentaries including “Rocky Road,” “Pacifico Beer,” and “Issey Miyake.”
Chelsea Art Museum is pleased to present this film, as it relates its recent exhibition “Thaw: Russian Art from Glasnost to Present.”

 

MAY
The Promised Land: a video art exhibition about the consequences of globalization, May 22 - July 5
Curator, Blanca De la Torre

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Carlos Amorales’ The Forest

The Promised Land presents a cycle of projections and video installations by several prominent artists. The feature installations will rotate and each one will be on display for one week. Additionally, in conjunction with the feature installations, a video program conceived especially for the occasion will run throughout the duration of the exhibition. Participating artists will also hold talks at Chelsea Art Museum to introduce their work and explain their artistic practices to the public.

The Promised Land highlights the ironic consequences of globalization. It is conceived around a central question: Has globalization advanced or hindered society? Conventional wisdom holds that globalization is synonymous with progress and produces tangible benefits. The artists in this exhibition explore whether those perceived benefits are real or imagined. By examining the cultural, sociological, and political problems that have arisen as the byproducts of an increasingly globalizes world, The Promised Land juxtaposes the ideals of co-existence, acceptance, and cultural diversity with the reality of prejudice, alienation, censorship, and nationalism.

May 22 – 29 - Ivan Navarro’s Flashlight: I Am Not From Here, I Am Not From There (2006) shows a man pushing “Flashlight,” a fluorescent wheelbarrow sculpture by Navarro, through deserted city streets and along a railroad track. The soundtrack accompanying the journey is a ballad of transience and dislocation played out by the rolling sculpture.

May 29 – June 5 - Antoni Muntadas’ Cross-Cultural Television is a montage of television footage from various regions of the world, highlighting the way the programs conform to an internationalized image. The video appears to be the product of systematic elimination of any elements that would signify an association with a particular cultural community.

June 5 – 12 - In Nomads East West Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco traveled around the across the globe, recording their experiences with their laptops and video cameras. Wandering through a world full of contradictions, they shared their culture with those they encountered and experienced a great deal of human diversity on the streets. Ultimately, they concluded that despite differences in skin color, language, culture, economic status, and other differentiating factors, human similarities outweigh our differences.

June 12 – 19 – Jeanette Doyle’s "body (orient)" documents the journey from the site of the executions in Tiananmen Square to the 'civilizing' site of the Beijing Art Fair. The audio element is directly taken from Sidney Lumet's 'Murder on the Orient Express', which itself comprises of the fictional 'record' of a bunch of 'foreigners' being transported and interrogated in transit.

June 19 – 26 - Carlos Amorales’ The Forest is conceived as a sharp metaphor of the society habited by wrestlers in suits, black crows  and planes descending from the sky. An apocalyptic installation were the dreamlike alternates with the menacing, and the rapid, repetitive succession of the symbols create a perverse sense of apprehension in the viewer. An allegorical interpretation of  the collective threatens in globalized society

June 26 – July 5 - Artists in the collective Democraciapainted the word “charity” on the trash receptacles located outside of a supermarket, where people regularly line up to take the stale food that the supermarket has discarded. The video installation, called Charity, includes “Charity’s perfume,” an odor of rotten food that is dispensed in the gallery to heighten visitors’ awareness of the regrettable situation. Visitors may also buy “Charity’s perfumefrom a vending machine.

The following video program will be presented in conjunction with the feature installations and will run from May 22 – July 5:

In Don’t Do it Wrong, several artists portray various aspects of today’s globalized world, drawing viewers’ attention to certain subtleties that are often overlooked. Katarina Zdjèlar (Don’t Do It Wrong) explores social rituals as power structures and shows how such rituals foster a sense of belonging. In Avelino Sala’s Arde lo que Será, football players, each wearing a different team’s uniform, play an endless match with a ball of fire. Javier Velasco (Ópera Para Migrantes Mexicanos) performs an opera analyzing the "Guide for Mexican Emigrants" distributed by the Mexican government as an "educational" campaign about the potential dangers of crossing the border illegally.

Shahram Entekhab (MLaden) draws the picture of the stereotype criminal immigrant from the Balkans, in Berlin raising questions about the complexity of  migration and segregation of the public space, . Similarly, B Hakeem (Negotiations) highlight the irony of the term “negotiation” that is still used today in all the realms, political, social and religious life. Finally, Manuela Viera-Gallo (Digging the American Dream) portrays a woman desperately carving the land as a metaphor for the dream shared by countless immigrants striving to reach the ‘promised land’.

MARCH

SUR POLAR
exhibition of international multi-media artists and conference at the Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero: Opening March 5, conference March 6, 2008. Curator, Andrea Juan (Argentina). Exhibition catalog essays and conference presentations by Nina Colosi (US) and Annick Bureaud (Fr). Conference participants: Mariano A. Mémolli, Director Nacional del Antártico; Rodolfo del Valle, de la Dirección Nacional del Antártico; Hernán Sala, Investigador del Instituto Antártico Argentino; Corinne Sacca Abadi, crítica de arte, curadora y psicoanalista, y Beatriz Ventura, Asesora Cultural y Académica de la Embajada de Canadá.

De la misma participan los siguientes artistas:
Philippe Boissonnet: Fotografía y Lorraine Beaulieu: impresiones sobre tela de Canadá; Phil Dadson, Neozelandés: Video instalación; Las Australianas Karin Beaumont y Lisa Roberts: Objetos; de España: Mireya y Mercedes Masó: Video junto a Pamen Pereira con Dibujo.?Y los argentinos: Marina Curci: Pintura; Jorge Chikiar: Instalación sonora; Adriana Groisman-Stefan Oliva (EE.UU): Video; Marcelo Gurruchaga: Fotografía; Andrea Juan:Instalación Sonora y Visual; Alberto Morales: Pintura y Grabado; Jorge y Lucy Orta (Británica) Video.

FOR MORE INFOMATION (CLICK HERE)

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JANUARY 2008
Streaming Museum launch January 29, 2008
Real-time exhibitions in cyberspace and public space on seven continents
www.StreamingMuseum.org

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Performing Arts at CAM: October 2007 - August 2008 Schedule

Performing Arts at CAM is a highly acclaimed program featuring internationally renowned, as well as emerging, performing artists. Curated and by Nina Colosi since its inception in 2003, Performing Arts at CAM presents a diverse range of genres and cultural traditions -- classical and contemporary music concerts, sound art installations, dance and physical theater works --many of which emphasize the correlation between performing and visual arts. Staging all performances directly in the exhibition galleries, Performing Arts at CAM builds on the legacy of the abstract expressionist painter Jean Miotte, whose foundation is housed within Chelsea Art Museum. Through his painting Miotte strove to build a bridge between cultures and break through national boundaries to form a truly international artistic language.

AUGUST

Jessica Schmitz - Thursday 8/21 at 7 p.m.
Summer Solstice 3

Inna Faliks - Thursday 8/7 at 7 p.m.
Described by critics as "electrifyng, warmly poetic, passionate, a musician who uses her technical perfection to take risks, and a mature musical personality," Inna Faliks made her debut with the Chicago Symphony at age 15 and has been performing solo, chamber music and concerti in the US and abroad.

JULY

Jessica Schmitz - Thursday 7/24 at 7 p.m.
Summer Solstice 2

JUNE

Jessica Schmitz - Thursday 6/19 at 7 p.m.
Summer Solstice 1

Drawn to the performance of both contemporary and traditional repertoire, New York based flutist Jessica Schmitz has performed internationally across a wide spectrum of musical arts. As a featured soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player she has given the world premieres of many pieces in the US, and has also worked with such composers as Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, David Lang, Robert Dick, Steve Mackey, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, and Harold Meltzer.

Konrad Kaczmarek in collaboration with Artlog.com - Saturday 5/1 at 7 p.m.
Metamorphic_Gestures: An evening of electronic music and art

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This concert brings together several pieces Konrad Kaczmarek has written for acoustic instruments and live electronics that explore the idea of computer-generated extended technique and improvisation. Using a software program he authored called M etamorphic_Gesture s, each piece will highlight a different form of interaction between the performer, the instrument, and the electronic processing.

 

MAY

Matthew Greenbaum - Saturday 5/1 at 7 p.m.
What We Owe the Invertebrates
Music, video and theater works by Matthew Greenbaum. With Miranda Cuckson,
violin and Cyndie Bellen-Berthézene, soprano.

Ne(x)tworks - Saturday 5/3 at 2 p.m.
Music of Wadada Leo Smith
Ne(x)tworks continues its ongoing work with the maverick improviser and graphic score pioneer Wadada Leo Smith.

Christine DiWyk and Hanako Yamagata 4-hand piano music - Saturday 5/10 at 2 PM
Janacek, Debussy, and Tchaikovsky, and featuring Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Lautreamont Concerts - Thursday, 5/15 at 7 p.m.
Formed in 2004 by violinist Steven Zynszajn with some of his closest colleagues from the Juilliard School, Lautreamont Concerts have performed throughout New York's Tri-State area. They offer programs of the sort one might have encountered in a golden era of classical music: a medley of solo works, chamber music and concerti for strings and piano, as well as transcriptions and new works. Currently the resident classical ensemble of the Chelsea Art Museum, they are also a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing their performances to healthcare institutions in New York.

Eric Heubner Thursday 5/22 at 7 p.m.
New American Music
Two of New York's most exciting and innovative mixed instrument quartets, Antares and Flexible Music, present a program of new American music by some of today's hottest young composers. The program will feature the New York premieres of new works by Mason Bates and James Matheson for Antares and recent compositions by Nico Muhly and Caroline Mallonée plus Louis Andriessen's 1991 classic, Hout, performed by Flexible Music.

APRIL

Ne(x)tworks Saturday 4/5 at 2 p.m.
Music of Alvin Curran
Ne(x)tworks presents a full program of works by the radically innovative, award winning composer Alvin Curran. Ne(x)tworks is a collaborative ensemble of musicians creating and interpreting work that features a dynamic relationship between composition and improvisation.

Lautreamont Concerts Thursday 4/10 at 7 p.m.
Music from France
Solo works and chamber music for strings and piano by Rameau, Berlioz, Chausson and Debuss. Formed in 2004 by violinist Steven Zynszajn with some of his closest colleagues from the Juilliard School, Lautreamont Concerts have performed throughout New York's Tri-State area. They offer programs of the sort one might have encountered in a golden era of classical music: a medley of solo works, chamber music and concerti for strings and piano, as well as transcriptions and new works. Currently the resident classical ensemble of the Chelsea Art Museum, they are also a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing their performances to healthcare institutions in New York.

Keith Kirchoff Saturday 4/12 at 2 p.m.
Dynamic Motion: American Ultra-Modernism
Featuring the music of Charles Ives, Carl Ruggles, Wallingford Riegger, John J. Becker, Henry Cowell, George Antheil, and Conlon Nancarrow, this recital explores the first forty years of the twentieth century, a pivotal period in the development of United States as an independent, creative, international music presence. At this time America freed itself from European influence and found its own voice as composers began experimenting with new instruments and discovering new sounds.

MARCH

Ne(x)tworks Saturday 3/1 at 2 p.m.
Dialogics: Ne(x)tworks at Chelsea Art Museum
Featuring new works from composing group members Shelley Burgon and Cornelius Dufallo, improvisations by the Ne(x)tworks Trio (La Barbara, Frasconi, Dufallo), and the continuation of its interaction with legendary Downtown composer/performer Jon Gibson. The group will revisit Gibson’s indeterminate strategic work Multiples from 1972 and a reworking of sections from Relative Calm, an early 1980's piece commissioned by acclaimed choreographer Trisha Brown.

Lautreamont Concerts Thursday 3/6 at 7 p.m.
The Trout and Other Works
This concert will be partly devoted to the chamber music of Arensky and Schubert, whose respective Piano Trio No. 1 and "Trout" Quintet will be performed. Pianist Maxim Pakhomov will perform a short intermission of two of Liszt's Etudes Concertantes, followed by the premiere of Drew Krause's Step Into the Air and Breathe for Piano Quartet.

Metropolis Ensemble Saturday 3/8 at 2 o’clock
Digital Sustain: Six Etudes for Piano by Ryan Francis

Presented in tandem with etudes from György Sándor Ligeti (1923-2006), William Bolcom (b. 1938), Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), and Franz Liszt (1811-1886).

St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble Saturday 3/15 at 2 p.m.
Second Helpings: '38 Special
A 70th birthday celebration spotlighting composers who share the same birth year as Joan Tower. Featuring musical luminaries William Bolcom, John Corigliano and John Harbison, who will all be present at the performances. Second Helpings is a concert series and food drive. Please bring non-perishable food donations to the performance for a chance to win prizes.

Inna Faliks, Pianist Saturday 3/22 at 2 p.m.
The Fantastic in Music
A piano recital featuring music by Ravel, Beethoven, Schoenberg, and Rachmaninoff will be complimented by a reading of related poems and a brief discussion led by the artist. Described by critics as "electrifying, warmly poetic, passionate, a musician who uses her technical perfection to take risks, a mature musical personality," Inna Faliks made her debut with the Chicago Symphony at 15 and has been performing solo, chamber music and concerti throughout the US and abroad.

St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble Saturday 3/29 at 2 p.m.
Second Helpings: Greatest Hits
Highlights from composers featured during capital Tower’s 10-year St.Luke’s residency and a look forward with world premieres of two newly commissioned works by Keith Fitch and Daniel Wohl. Second Helpings is a concert series and food drive. Please bring non-perishable food donations to the performance for a chance to win prizes.

FEBRUARY

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble Saturday 2/23 at 2 p.m.
Second Helpings: Towering Influences
Exploration of Tower's influences and her musical legacy to younger generations of composers; performed in the context of Tower's own compositions. Featuring music by Shostakovich, Messiaen and Stravinsky; and a newly commissioned work by Sergei Tcherepnin. Second Helpings is a concert series and food drive. Please bring non-perishable food donations to the performance for a chance to win prizes.

JANUARY

Lautreamont Concerts Thursday 1/31 at 7 p.m
Focus on Mendelssohn

The first in a series of three concerts by the dynamic ensemble Lautreamont Concerts will feature music by Felix Mendelssohn, a German composer of the early Romantic period. Formed in 2004 by violinist Steven Zynszajn with some of his closest colleagues from the Juilliard School, they have performed throughout New York's Tri-State area. Currently the resident classical ensemble of the Chelsea Art Museum, they are also a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing their performances to healthcare institutions in New York.

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2007

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Performing Arts at CAM: Fall 2007 schedule

DECEMBER

Kilterclash
12/15 @ 2:00 pm
A world music rock band steeped in classical music tradition

NOVEMBER

Wendy Osserman Dance Company
11/13 @ 7 PM celebrating CAM's 5th Anniversary
Osserman Dancers Reply to "The Incomplete" exhibition

OCTOBER

Lautreamont Concerts (3 month series)
10/20, 11/17, 12/8 @ 2 PM
A vibrant classical counterpoint to contemporary art at Chelsea Art Museum performed by renowned international soloists

Jessica Schmitz and PKM Productions (3 month series)
10/25 and 11/8 @ 7PM, 12/8 @ 4 PM
The Ever-Evolving Sound of the Avant-Garde
performed by some of New York's most cutting-edge musicians
Music in dialog with "The Incomplete" exhibition

Revelation: Music in Pure Intonation
by NY composer/pianist, Michael Harrison,
Cantaloupe Music CD release concert October 18, 19 @ 8 PM

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AUGUST

New media in Gijon, Madrid and Buenos Aires
Nina Colosi, Curator of New Media and Public Programming at Chelsea Art Museum and TheProjectRoom.org, participated in Artmedia, a panel discussion organized by the Maimonides University at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires on August 23. The program, which focused on the movement of video art from gallery and museum to urban space,was presented during the exhibition "Resplandores" curated by Graciela Taquini and Rodrigo Alonso. Colosi spoke about "Streaming Museum", a global public art program she is developing. Following the Artmedia program, she visited Montevideo, Uruguay, to tour new media exhibitions at the Centro Municipal de Exposiciones Subte, with Director, Santiago Tavella, and the Centro Cultural de Espana, with new media curator, Patricia Bentancur.

Nina Colosi attended the First Internacional Congress Art Tech Media held at the Ministry of Culture in Madrid, Spain, May 8-10. She participated in a panel discussion, "Museums, Art Centres and Medialabs in the 21st Century". Colosi was among the guests for the inaugural week of Laboral Center for Art and Creative Industries in Gijon, Spain, which opened March 28.

Development of Streaming Museum is supported by FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds. Maimonides University conference participation was sponsored by Praxis International Art, Buenos Aires, and Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Studies, Buenos Aires.

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[PAM] Perpetual Art Machine
Video Art in the Age of the Internet
Co-organized by Nina Colosi and the [PAM] Founding artists

CHELSEA ART MUSEUM
556 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

August 11 – September 7, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 11, 2-6 pm.
Chelsea Art Museum Summer Party: Thursday, August 23, 6-11 pm
[PAM] Video Roundtable: September 6, 5-7 pm

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June

TIMES SQUARE NYC
Public Programming on the Reuters and NASDAQ screens.

March - June 2007

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CHELSEA ART MUSEUM
MARTY St. JAMES - "The Invisible Man"
Premiere of video triptych filmed in France, 2007
Bringing together Constable, Wells, Magritte, Beuys "under one hat'.

June 16 @ 4:00 PM - 7-minute performance/discussion
"The Invisible Man" on view June 16- July 7

Chelsea Art Museum
Home of the Miotte Foundation
556 West 22nd Street, New York City
212.255.0719

2nd floor gallery
Tuesday through Saturday 12-6, Thursdays until 7:00 PM
FREE with museum admission
Information: Nina Colosi, curator, 646-425-0981

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May

Contemporary Music Concerts @ CAM
"Traces of NY"
May 15 - Gregory Harrington, violinist.
Music by Luening, Bach, Warshauer, Piazzolla, Paganini, Kreisler.
"...impressive...young Dublin born violinist showed natural artistry
and an ability to dazzle". The Irish Times, August 2002.

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April

Contemporary Music Concerts @ CAM
April 28 - "new works, new composers" composers and musicians from the Juilliard School
April 17 - Ne(x)tworks performs and Earl Brown retrospective & CD/DVD release.

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ART TECH MEDIA CONFERENCE - Madrid, Spain
/www.artechmedia.net

April 8-11, 2007

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KEREN ROSENBAUM'S MULTI-DISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

Children invent music scores, visually artistic and performable, modeled after a vocal composition by Luciano Berio.

Keren Rosenbaum, an internationally known Israeli composer and educator based in NY, conducts a workshop for children ages 7 - 10 at the office of Mayor Bloomberg. The program is part of the curriculum of TheProjectRoom.org, the international arts and education program of
Chelsea Art Museum produced by Nina Colosi, in which Ms. Rosenbaum is affiliated as artist and educator.

April 26

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March

LABORAL CENTER FOR ART AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
Gijon, Spain. March 29 - April 2
Participation in inaugural week - Video - coming soon.

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GRACIELA TAQUINI, ARGENTINE PIONEER VIDEO ARTIST AND CURATOR,
LECTURE AND EXHIBITION AT CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

Lecture - March 10 @ 2PM
Video art exhibition - March 10-31

Graciela Taquini, Argentine video artist, international curator and cultural
pioneer, will present a lecture on March 10 at 2 PM which opens a three-week
exhibition of her recent video artworks in the New Media Gallery at Chelsea
Art Museum, Home of the Miotte Foundation.

Based in Buenos Aires, Taquini has attained the highest academic and
curatorial achievements in Argentine electronic art. The program has been
produced by Nina Colosi, curator and founder of TheProjectRoom.org, and is
sponsored in part by The Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds
program which is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.

Taquini will discuss her recent video artworks and her career as an artist
and curator of contemporary art for over 20 years. She will give an
overview of Argentine trends in art and technology, and a selection of shows
she has curated such as Eduardo Kac's exhibition at Telefonica Foundation in
2006. The video art to be exhibited from March 10 - 31 includes: "Lo
Sublime/Banal", which won first prize at Video Brasil Festival 2004;
"Granada" 2005, which has received awards from Fundcion Telefonica and has
been exhibited internationally; "Sisifa", made for FemLink 2007, France; and
"Border Line" 2007, a site specific video installation in a special version
made for Chelsea Art Museum.

As an artist Taquini has received numerous awards in Argentina and abroad.
Video Brazil Festival has documented her artistic achievements.
www.videobrasil.org.brdossierGracielaTaquini
www.gracielataquini.info

Graciela Taquini is developing a Multimedia Center at the Centro Cultural
San Martin, a new enterprise of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of
Argentina.

Taquini is visiting New York under the sponsorship of the Cultural
Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Argentina, Centro
Cultural San Martin, Buenos Aires, and Universidad Maimonides Buenos Aires.

On March 7, Graciela Taquini will present a program, "Violence/Violencia,
Argentinian Video Art" at El Museo del Barrio. On March 8 an exhibition of
Latin American artists living in the USA will open at Praxis NY Gallery
which Taquini has co-curated with Ines Katzenstein, Curator, Museo de Arte
Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and Gabriela Rangel Director of Visual Arts
at the Americas Society, NY.

ADMISSION to the lecture and video exhibition is FREE with Museum admission
$6.00, students/seniors $3.00. FREE for Museum members.

For information contact Nina Colosi - nina.colosi@gmail.com 646-425-0981

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February

2007 WINTER-SPRING LECTURES for COLLECTORS @ 6:30 PM
CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

Produced by
Nina Colosi, Founder/curator, TheProjectRoom.org
Paulina Kolczynska, art historian/advisor. PK Fine Art Appraisals, Inc.

February 8
Collecting the New Classics
Paulina Kolczynska, PK Fine Art Appraisals, Inc.

March 8
Legal Issues Relating to the Purchase and Sale of Art
Malcolm S. Taub, Esq., Partner, Malcolm S. Taub LLP Attorneys at Law

March 15
Contemporary Chinese Art & the Developing Market
Taliesin Thomas, art advisor and Koan Jeff Baysa, Director of International Projects, MOCA China

April 5
Where to Discover Emerging Artists
Kipton Cronkite, Founder, KiptonART

ADMISSION:
$10 general, $7 students/seniors includes Museum admission.
FREE for Museum members.

INFORMATION:
nina.colosi@gmail.com, 646-425-0981

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January

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM
Saturday, January 20th @ 2 pm

Presented by Nina Colosi, The ProjectRoom.org, with Jen Stock, composer/curator.

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2006

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November

Jihui Digital Salon

Founded in 2000, the salon features discussions and presentations
by new media artists as a gateway to digital art, furthering the dynamic
dialogue between the academic and the art world. The digital salon is aimed
at promoting understanding of new media arts, supporting emerging artists,
and exploring the rapid paradigm shifts brought about by digital
technologies. All discussions are recorded and subsequently archived at the
project website. agent.netart is a collaboration on public programs
organized by the Netart Initiative and Intelligent Agent.

agent.netart is made possible by generous support from the Digital Design
Department and Parsons Design Lab of Parsons School of Design and from the
Rockefeller Foundation. Presented by Christiane Paul and Zhang Ga.
(http://agent.netart-init.org)

Program #6 - 12/2/06 Shu Lea Cheang

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CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM
Saturday, November 4 @ 2 pm
Christine Diwyk, pianist, performs Frederic Rzewski's electrifying masterpiece,
"The People United Shall Never Be Defeated"

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October

Absolute Wilson
An Interview with Robert Wilson & Katharina Otto-Bernstein
October 24
(Click here for video)


Philip Glass @ Guggenheim Film Premiere

October 25
(Click here for video)

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August

Zero One San Jose
TheProjectRoom.org organized the opening night tribute to Nam June Paik and technology for Jenny Marketou's "99 Red Ballons" (www.jennymarketou.com) and Thompson and Craighead's "Unprepared Piano" (www.thompson-craighead.net/docs/unpiandoc.html).
August 7-13

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May

Codes of Culture - Video Art from 7 Continents
arteBA 15th contemporary art fair, Buenos Aires

May 19th - May 24th

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CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM
Matthew Greenbaum, recipient of composers award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents a concert of his music.
May 23rd, 8PM

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VisionIntoArt:
The Democracy Project
Sounds from Kandinsky


Saturday, May 20th, 7PM and Saturday, May 27th, 7PM
The Democrazy Project- a performance series that inquires into the role of
the arts in a democratic society with special guest historian James Allen
Smith.

Saturday, March 18th and March 25, 2006:
Four radical takes on SOUNDS from Kandinsky.
Sound worlds by Milica Paranosic, Paola Prestini, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and
Nico Muhly. String quartet, percussion, clarinet, saxophone, soprano,
electronics, video installation, movement, spoken word poetry and animation.
" Great big houses suddenly collapsed. Little houses stood calm. A thick
hard egg-shaped orange cloud suddenly hung above the town." Kandinsky
http://www.visionintoart.com

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April

Reflex - new music ensemble performs in Amsterdam

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March

A Movable Feast - public art and works by
Zhang Ga, Nam June Paik, Kurt Ralske, Troika Ranch

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2005

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December

Vision Into Art
12/10/05, 4-6 PM


Vision Into Art benefit - 12/13, 7:30-9:30 PM
Interdisciplinary, thematically unified performances driven by
newly commissioned music, dance, film, and spoken word.
http://www.visionintoart.com

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October

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

Daniel Bernard Roumain & The Mission
October 8, 2005

Composer/performer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) & his band, DBR &
The Mission perform DBR's 24 Bits: Hip-Hop Studies & Etudes, Book 1 - meshing modern, classical, jazz, rock, and hip-hop styles of music. The Mission: Wynne
Bennett (keyboards/laptop), Kenny Grohowski (percussion), Earl Maneein
(violin), Brett O'Mara (violin), Jessie Reagen (cello), Tara Thomas
(vocals), & Jon Weber (viola).

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September - June

Jihui Digital Salon
September, 2005 - June, 2006 @ 6:00 PM


Jihui Digital Salon, founded in 2000, features discussions and
presentations by new media artists as a gateway to digital art, furthering
the dynamic dialogue between the academic and the art world. The digital
salon is aimed at promoting understanding of new media arts, supporting
emerging artists, and exploring the rapid paradigm shifts brought about by
digital technologies. All discussions are recorded and subsequently archived
at the project website.

agent.netart is a collaboration on public programs organized by the Netart
Initiative and Intelligent Agent. agent.netart is made possible by generous
support from the Digital Design Department and Parsons Design Lab of Parsons
School of Design and from the Rockefeller Foundation. Presented by
Christiane Paul and Zhang Ga. (http://agent.netart-init.org)

Program #5 - 6/8/06 Ken Feingold

Program #4 - 2/24/06 Scott Snibbe, "Body, Space and Cinema"
Program #3 - 11/17/05 Cory Arcangel
Program #2 - 11/3/05 Julia Heyward and Toni Dove, "Interactive Cinema"
Program #1 - 9/30/05 Joachim Sauter

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CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

Project RITE
Reinventing Tradition and Environment: East Merges with West

September 8, 2005
Concert at 7:30 PM
Pre-concert talk, "Face, Race, Art and Music", at 7:00 PM

A concert of electronic World Music by Project RITE, a new music/multi-media
ensemble of leading artists and computer and acoustic technology from the
U.S. and Japan. Produced by Mari Kimura and Yoshihiro Kanno.

Project RITE artists and scientists:
-Mari Kimura, Violin (Japan/US)
-Yoshihiro Kanno, composer (Japan)
-Tamami Tono, Sho performer (Japan)
-Bruce Gremo. Shakuhachi performer (US)
-Miya Masaoka, Koto performer, (US)
-Dr. Yoshio Yamasaki - Professor of GITI (Global Information and
Telecommunication Institute), Waseda University. Dr. Yamasaki is a world
leader in the area of acoustics.

Project RITE is made possible with generous support from Japan Foundation,
International Institute on Human Environment (IRIHE Japan), Waseda
University and Yamaha Corporation.

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July

A New Art Lab program of The Project Room
PHYSICAL THEATER AND CELLO IMPROVISATION

with Cassie Terman, Shinichi Momo Koga, and Keren Rosenbaum
Saturday, July 16 @ 2pm

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Information Esthetics: Lecture Series One
presented by W. Bradford Paley


March 31 — July 14, Thursdays 6 PM

World leaders in seven different aspects of sense-making have been invited to speak on topics from typography to visual perception, from charting to electro-mechanical engineering.

March 31: Robert Bringhurst – Typography and layout

April 21: Judith Donath – Social computing

May 12: Ted Selker – Situated devices

May 26: Lisa Strausfeld – Real-time charting

June 16: Bill Buxton – Supporting creative analysis

June 30: Ron Rensink – Visual perception

July 14: Tamara Munzner – Large data sets

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June

ProyectArte, School of Fine Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Presents an exhibition of art created by young students and their mentor/teachers.
June 16 – July 2

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Star Art I
May 28 - June 14
Peter Falk, William Burroughs, Sophia Loren, Federico Fellini, Jack Kevorkian, Jonathan Winters, Gloria Vanderbilt, Bob Dylan, David Byrne, Richie Havens, Buddy Ebsen, Dee Dee Ramone, Emilio Pucci, Allen Ginsberg, Victoria Gotti, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Muhammad Ali, Kurt Vonnegut, and others.

Star Art II
June 17 - July 9
Tony Bennett, Miles Davis, Jacques Cousteau, Zero Mostel, Gloria Swanson, Martin Mull, Merce Cunningham, Anthony Quinn, David Bowie, John Waters, Xavier Cugat, Ron Wood, Phyllis Diller, Peter Beard, Red Skelton, Joni Mitchell, Rosie O'Donnell, Mel Brooks, James Dean, Butch Patrick, Jimmy Stewart, Viva, Joe Mantegna, John Lennon, Jessica Tandy, Dinah Shore, Micky Dolenz, Congo The Chimp, Randy Jones, Adam West, Vincent Price, Art Carney, Eli Wallach, Ceasar Romero, Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Robert Englund.

Curated by Baird Jones.

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April

Meet-the-artist: Arik Shapiro
renowned Israeli composer demonstrates and discusses his work.
April 30, 2 pm

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CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

Beyond the Machine 3.0
From the Music Technology Center at Juilliard
April 19-20, 8 PM

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Symposium
"Rhythm Science: Sampling in a Global Context: Music, Art, Technology and
Copyright", moderated by Paul Miller DJ Spooky.

April 15, 2005 6:30-9:30pm

Miller is the author and composer of "Rhythm Science", a book and CD,
published by The MIT Press (2004), www.rhythmscience.com that will generate
and inspire this discussion. The panel will present a wide range of
perspectives on issues surrounding sampling in contemporary culture from
artistic, philosophical, legal and business points of view.

Participants include: Hank Shocklee, Producer of "Public Enemy" and many
other hip-hop groups; Lee Hirsch, Director of "Amandla"; Siva Vaidhyanathan,
author of "Anarchist in the Library" and "Copyrights, Copywrongs"; Catherine
Corman. filmmaker; Colin Mutchler, director, freeculture.org; Christoph
Cox, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College, editor of
"Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music", writer on contemporary art and
music for "Artforum; Kodwo Eshun and Anjali Sagar, directors of Otolith
Group; Daniel Bernard Roumain, composer.

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Lectures
THE 2ND ANNUAL INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA CULTURE EXPO

April 14-23, 2005

For information on participants see: http://imcexpo.net/speakers.htm
Michael Naimark, Paul Miller DJ Spooky, W. Bradford Paley, Judith Donath, Natalie Jeremijenko, Luke Dubois, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Kathleen Ruiz, Matthew Sutter, Clay Shirky, Derek Lomas, Craig Konyk, Miro Kirov, and many others.

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THE 2ND ANNUAL
INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA CULTURE EXPO


Opening Thursday, April 14, 6 – 9 PM, through April 23
Immersive Displays, Live Image Processing, Social Software, Wearables & Wireless
imcexpo.net

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10th Floor – second edition, Parsons School of Design
Curated by Zhang Ga
April 12– 19

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March

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

NY Debut
Reflex Ensemble -"BLOWING STEAM"

Composed & Created by Keren Rosenbaum
Tuesday, March 22, 8 PM

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CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

Janne Rättyä – Solo Recital
Thursday, March 17, 7 PM

World-renowned Finnish accordionist, NY debut recital.
Music by J.S. Bach, S. Gubaidulina, L. Berio, K. Rosenbaum & J. Tiensuu

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January

Hi Art!
January 29 through February presenting an art workshop program for children 2-12, accompanying the exhibition "ManMade Planet"
An exhibition parallel to The Gates, Project for Central Park by Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
www.hiartkids.com

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Reflex Ensemble - open rehearsal
January 15

Preview to NY debut on March 22. Rehearsals with ensemble members and workshops with conservatory and university students are open to the public. Reflex is the resident ensemble of The Project Room

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Symposium - Marty St. James and Lev Manovich
January 8

With-
Christiane Paul, adjunct new media curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Barbara London, curator, video and digital media, Museum of Modern Art
Sue Hubbard, art critic, Independent Newspaper, London
Ken Feinstein, artist/professor of experimental video
Moderated by Mechthild Schmidt, master teacher, digital communications and media, McGhee Divison, New York University

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Lev Manovich
MISSION TO EARTH (Soft Cinema edition)

JANUARY 8 – 26

A media installation – Official Release Presentation of a new DVD published and distributed by MIT Press (2005)

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Marty St. James
SOMEWHERE OR IN BETWEEN

January 6 - 26

AN EXHIBITION OF RECENT VIDEO WORKS, DIGITAL PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

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2004

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December

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

Yumi Kurosawa performs on the 20-stringed Koto,
within an exhibition of Shin-On Paintings by Shuhei Matsuyama.
Saturday Dec 18, 2pm and 3pm

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November

"LET A THOUSAND VIDEOS BLOOM"
FIVE WORKS BY KEN FEINSTEIN

November 9 — 27, 2004

EXHIBITION INCLUDES TWO PUBLIC EVENTS:
THURSDAY November 11, 6:00 — 8:00 PM RECEPTION
SATURDAY, November 20, 2:00 PM, "INTRODUCTIONS: MEET-THE ARTIST"
— Feinstein will discuss his work and meet museum visitors

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PEOPLES' PORTRAIT
A Globally Networked Public Art Project by Zhang Ga
Times Square NYC, Singapore, Rotterdam, Linz and Brisbane
people.apiece.net

November 4, 7 - 9 PM:
Opening reception celebrating

October 27-November 28:
Peoples' Portrait is on view on the Reuters screen in Times Square.

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October

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Workspace Projects

October 23 — November 6

Featuring experimental media, surround sound audio and video works and presentations by artists working with Harvestworks: www.harvestworks.org

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Fall For Chelsea
October 16, 12—6 PM

A day of family workshops, curator and artist talks and music programs.

New music family workshop with Keren Rosenbaum
Meet-the-artist, Agnes Denes discussing her exhibition "Projects for Public Spaces"
Curator, Christiane Paul, "The Passage of Mirage:Illusory Virtual Objects"

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October INTRODUCTIONS: MEET-THE-ARTIST
November 8,2004- October 16, 2005

A series of 20 Saturday afternoon programs where artists meet with students and museum visitors in informal discussions, demonstrations and workshops. Sponsored by Electronic Music Foundation with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Roland Corporation, and Symbolic Sound Corporation.

October 16 - Program #20 Final program

As part of Fall For Chelsea, a day of family workshops, curator and artist talks, and music programs, 2 programs:

2pm — Richard Nunn (New Zealand) performs on traditional Maori Instruments of New Zealand with accompanying electronics and discusses his concepts of combining traditional instruments with new technologies.

4pm — Timucin Sahin (Turkey) uses interactive electronics and fretless electric guitars, incorporating different influences from contemporary music, jazz, and non-western music improvisation techniques.

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October

The Passage of Mirage: Illusory Virtual Objects
September 14 - October 16

Featuring works by Jim Campbell, Vuk Cosic, John Gerrard, W. Bradford Paley, Eric Paulos, Wolfgang Staehle, Thomson & Craighaid, and Carlo Zanni
Opening reception: Tues, September 14, 6-8 PM

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June

CONVERGENCE: THE COLLISION OF PHYSICAL & VIRTUAL SPACE IN DIGITAL ART
June 3 -19, 2004

An exhibition curated by James Tunick, Studio IMC presenting artists from Studio IMC, New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and Yale University: Liubo Borisov, James Clar, Jean-Marc Gauthier Konrad Kaczmarek, Dana Karwas, Miro Kirov, Daniel Shiffman James Tunick, and Gabriel Winer. Exhibition includes two events:
- Opening with public reception, Thursday, June 3, 6:00 - 9:00 pm-
Featuring electronic music performances & refreshments.
-“Introductions” workshop, Saturday, June 5, 1-2pm
Artists discuss their work and meet museum visitors. Special presentation by Matthew Sutter, professor of new music and theater, Yale University.

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May

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

Electronic Music Foundation @ Chelsea Art Museum
May 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 2004

Artists: Christin Wildbolz; Elzbieta Sikora; Jean Claude Risset; Frances Marie Uitti; Mari Kimura; John Cage and LeJaren Hiller's HPSCHD.

More information
arts-electric.org/emfevents/spring04/

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May INTRODUCTIONS: MEET-THE-ARTIST
A Saturday afternoon program where artists meet with students and museum visitors in informal discussions, demonstrations and workshops. Sponsored by Electronic Music Foundation with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Roland Corporation, and Symbolic Sound Corporation.

May 22 - Program #19

Uri Dotan, artist participant in 'Surface Tension' exhibition at the Chelsea Art Museum, discusses connections between painting, sound, and animation

May 15 - Program #18

Martin Baumgartner and Monya Pletsch take laptop performance to new heights, and are joined by composer, Mori Ikue.

May 8 - Program #17
In 1969, Lejaren Hiller and John Cage composed HPSCHD, possibly the biggest and wildest musical and multimedia composition there ever was. Joel Chadabe, who has directed several productions of HPSCHD, will show a DVD documentary of a production in Amsterdam in 1994 and describe his concepts of the evening's performance

May 1 - Program #16

League of Electronic Urban Robots (:LEMUR)
Eric Singer and Jeff Feddersen demonstrate and explain the electronics, mechanics and controls that make their robots work.

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April

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

ELLIOTT SHARP AND JANENE HIGGINS “SUSPENSION”
Premiere Thursday, April 15, 8PM
Oon view April 17th - May 8th
2-channel video installation with sound
Exhibition includes two events:
-Opening Performance of “Suspension”, Thursday, April 15, 8 pm
Janene Higgins: video mix. Elliott Sharp: electro-acoustic guitar, bass clarinet, laptop.
-“Introductions” workshop, Saturday, April 17th 1pm-2pm.
Artists discuss their work and meet museum visitors.

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April INTRODUCTIONS: MEET-THE-ARTIST
A Saturday afternoon program where artists meet with students and museum visitors in informal discussions, demonstrations and workshops. Sponsored by Electronic Music Foundation with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Roland Corporation, and Symbolic Sound Corporation.

April 24 - Program #15

Jin Meyerson, artist participant in 'Surface Tension,' exhibition at the Chelsea Art Museum, discusses the computer as a tool in contemporary painting.

April 17 - Program #14

Elliott Sharp, composer, performer, improviser, and Janene Higgins, video artist, discuss their 2-channel video installation with sound presented in the Project Room April 15 and on view through May 8. Sharp lives in New York and performs worldwide."... Sharp not only devises his own instruments and processing, but he's achieved a distinctive vocabulary and compositional logic ... tightly wound ... with pent-up energy." -- Down Beat. Sharp and Higgins work is an exciting example of the future of cinema — cinema without walls, that's living and performable.

April 10 - Program #13

Morton Subotnick, composer, electronic music pioneer, lives in New York and California, teaches at NYU and Cal Arts. "In the early '60s, Morton Subotnick began to experiment with an infant art form. Now he's 70, and he and electronic music are being recognized for their maturity." -- Los Angeles Times. He also demonstrates his educational software for children.

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Making Music in the Electronic Age
April 7 and 8, 2004

At the Children's Museum of Manhattan — part of the education program presented by Chelsea Art Museum and Electronic Music Foundation.


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March

MONIKA WEISS: VESSELS
March 20 – April 17, 2004

Installation, Sculpture, Drawing
Sound in collaboration with Stephen Vitiello.
Exhibition includes three events:
-Introductions: Drawing with Body, Drawing with Sound, Saturday, March 20 1-2pm
-Opening Performance, March 20, 3 - 6 pm
-Artist Talk Moderated by Nathalie Angles, Director, International Residency Program, Location One, and independent curator. Thursday, April 8, 6:30 PM

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March INTRODUCTIONS: MEET-THE-ARTIST
A Saturday afternoon program where artists meet with students and museum visitors in informal discussions, demonstrations and workshops. Sponsored by Electronic Music Foundation with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Roland Corporation, and Symbolic Sound Corporation.

March27 - Program #12

Joan La Barbara, vocalist, composer, lives in New York and performs worldwide. "... such vocal presence that she made several avant-gardists blush guiltily afterward for having succumbed to that much sheer beauty." -- Los Angeles Times

March 20 -Program #11

Stephen Vitiello, sound artist, improvisor, and Monika Weiss, visual artist, discuss the relationships between drawing, sculpture, and sound, and their past collaboration. The Weiss/Vitiello performance of "Limen/Meadow" follows the Introductions program. Weiss's Vessels exhibition, including installation, sculpture and drawings is on view in the Project Room March 20-April 17. Stephen Vitiello, lives near New York and performs and presents his work worldwide. "... his electro-acoustic sound collage occupies an otherwise empty room like a little slice of heaven." -- The New Yorker.


March 13 - Program #10

Patti Monson, flutist, lives in New York, performs widely, and directs the Tactus Ensemble at the Manhattan School of Music. "... pushing the edges of contemporary technique ... the most compelling aspect of her performance was the degree to which she let musicality take over. " -- The New York Times

March 1 Program #9

Brian Parker, music educator and composer, give a hands-on demonstration of making music with computers and synthesizers.

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February

VIDEO MARATHON: NEW RUSSIAN VIDEO
On view during museum hours, February 21 – March 13
A collaborative Project of CEC Artslink, Art in General, the National Centers for Contemporary Art in Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Ekaterinburg and Moscow, and the Pro Arte Institute.

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February INTRODUCTIONS: MEET-THE-ARTIST
A Saturday afternoon program where artists meet with students and museum visitors in informal discussions, demonstrations and workshops. Sponsored by Electronic Music Foundation with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Roland corporation, and Symbolic Sound Corporation.

February 28 - Program #8

Bernhard Loibner, composer of digital music and media artist, lives in Vienna, Austria, and travels worldwide. He performs with a laptop.

February 21- Program #7

Benjamin Chadabe, an improvising musician and media artist, is also working closely with the Groupe de Recherches Musicales in Paris to promote GRM Tools as software that empowers individual creativity with music. GRM Tools has been used prominently to create the sound for films such as The Matrix: Revolutions, Swordfish, and many others, and it is widely used by leading musicians.

February 14 - Program #6

Pamela Z, composer, vocalist, performance artist, performs with her body synth. She lives in San Francisco and travels worldwide. "Pamela Z is, as the saying goes, an intriguing bunch of people, a vocalist who mixes street instincts with vestiges of operatic singing ... a gifted improviser ... manipulator of delay loops to build up layers of sound." -- Los Angeles Times

February 7 - Program #5

Laetitia Sonami, composer, performer, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, travels worldwide, and teaches at Cal Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. Performs with her body synth, Lady's Glove. "Sultry and magical ... a striking talent." -- Village Voice.

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January

January INTRODUCTIONS: MEET-THE-ARTIST
A Saturday afternoon program where artists meet with students and museum visitors in informal discussions, demonstrations and workshops. Sponsored by Electronic Music Foundation with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Roland Corporation, and Symbolic Sound Corporation.

January 31- Program #4

Mari Kimura, composer, improviser, performer acoustic and electronic violins, lives in New York, teaches at NYU and Juilliard, and tours worldwide. "Chilling... gripping... charming... Ms. Kimura is a virtuoso playing at the edge." -- The New York Times

January 24 - Program #3
Introduction to Interactivity in Music presented by Joel Chadabe, composer and author of Electric Sound , teaches at NYU, Manhattan School of Music, and Bennington College. "It would be hard to imagine a more incisive, insightful, or purely readable history of electrical music-making ... Plug into Electric Sound." -- Keyboard Magazine

January 17 - Program #2
Introduction to Making Music in the Electronic Age.
An overview for ages 6 to adult demonstrating how to make music with computers, software, acoustic instruments, voice, and interactive technology. Composer/teachers are Brian Parker, Greg Rippen, Lang Crawford.

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2003

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December

ANNA FRANTS, VIDEO ARTIST OF ST. PETERSBURG
December 10 – January 17
Part of the 300th Anniversary Celebration of St Petersburg, Russia @ Chelsea Art Museum.
“Introductions” meet the artist — December 13, 1-3pm.
Curator, Natalia Kolodzei presents an overview of new media art in St. Petersburg and Frants’ video works on view during St. Petersburg celebration.

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CHELSEA ART MUSEUM CELEBRATES THE 300th ANNIVERSARY OF ST.PETERSBURG

From Leningrad to St. Petersburg: 25 Years of Art
Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of
Russian and Eastern European Art
Painting, sculpture, photography, and new media
December 10, 2003 to January 17, 2004

Gallery talk by Natalia Kolodzei, curator.
December 13, 14, January 3, 10, 17 at 1pm and 3pm

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November

"DESKTOP METAPHOR" AN AUDIOVISUAL INSTALLATION BY MATEO ZLATAR (CHILE)
November 22 – December 12
Opening and INTRODUCTIONS: MEET-THE-ARTIST - Nov 22, 12:00-3:00pm.
mateo.portable.cl/desktopmetaphor


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INTRODUCTIONS: MEET-THE-ARTIST - a 20-program series, 11/8/03 - 10/16/04
A Saturday afternoon program where artists meet with students and museum visitors in informal discussions, demonstrations and workshops. Sponsored by Electronic Music Foundation with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Roland Corporation, and Symbolic Sound Corporation.

November 8 – December 6
LEAGUE OF ELECTRONIC MUSICAL URBAN ROBOTS (LEMUR)
lemurbots.org

Interactive sound installations accompanied by a special exhibition of kinetic art by Pol Bury from the permanent collection of Chelsea Art Museum.

-Opening and INTRODUCTIONS: MEET-THE-ARTIST
November 8, 2003, 12:00pm - 3:00pm.

-Artists demonstration and reception
November 15, 2003, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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June

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

Electronic Music Foundation
presents three cutting edge concerts

June 3, June 4,
Chris Mann, Joan la Barbara and the Ne(x)tworks Ensemble.


J une 5
Alvin Lucier Retrospective:
6pm conversation, 8pm concert

 


2007
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Robert Wilson
& Philip Glass
Shu Lea Cheang
Baby Love

Lynn Hershman Leeson
& Steve Kurtz "Strange Culture"

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Fashion/Technology
Marc Bouwer
Columbia University
New Media & Architecture

Marty St. James
The Invisible Man


Kurt Ralske - Video Artist & Composer
Fernando J. Pando - Algorithmic Architecture, New Media Artist